Confession time…we read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe months ago. We did follow up activities a couple months after that. I know some of you have been waiting for me to get this out for months. A whole lot of months and I feel like I owe you an apology.
Leave a Comment Picture Books That Promote Diversity and Inclusion It is important that every preschool teacher and parent have access to great picture books.
You also need books that help children develop their own character. This list focuses on building community through inclusion and the strength that comes from a diverse community. Some of the books teach this explicitly, and some are more implicit with the lesson.
All have wonderful messages for young children. All our book lists include affiliate links. Morris is just who he is. Who he happens to be is a boy who loves to dress up in an orange dress. They support Morris for who he is without labeling or shaming. The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates is an incredibly simple book that could be used with a wide range of ages to teach about inclusion.
It is a rainy day, and a child goes out with their umbrella. Soon the umbrella that loves to help is taking in everyone from the rain, no matter who they are or what they look like.
The umbrella is, of course, a symbol for an inclusive society but with young children, it can be used as a great tool for discussion. Calvin loves books and the library, and while all the other birds are flying in a pack, he is off on his own.
The other birds find a way to make sure to include Calvin when they migrate. The text is a simple look at what being part of a community is about and what villages of people need to thrive; the right tools, kindness, sharing, and a shared purpose. The purpose, in this case, is building a playground for the children to play and build their own community with.
The illustrations by one of my favorite inclusive illustrators, Marla Frazee, add such depth to this book. Every time I read it I find new little stories in the illustrations.
There are interracial couples, children, and adults in wheelchairs, young men with babies, a breastfeeding mama, and a man with tattoos all over this arms in addition to all ages, sexes, and races working and playing together.
The story is simple. A little boy and his Nana take the bus after church to a shelter. There they help serve food to people living there. The inclusiveness comes in how Nana speaks to CJ her grandson about all the different people they encounter on their journey.
She models how to be part of a diverse community that not only accepts but celebrates everyone. Egg by Kevin Henkes is a perfect little book about inclusion for very young children. Four little eggs are waiting to hatch. When the birds fly away from the different hatchling, readers can explore the negative feelings this spark.
Lovely by Jess Hong is well…lovely! It celebrates being different and more importantly accepting different as lovely.
The illustrations are the backbone of this book, and they do a fantastic job at including many of the fabulous differences in the world. Brontorina is a dinosaur who wants to dance, but she is too big for the dance studio.
At first, they turn her away. Soon, it becomes clear that the studio needs to change. Then she and others realize their dreams of dancing.
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To be inclusive, we first need to learn to appreciate differences. Because, it is not inclusive to pretend we are all the same.Find 40+ pages of Thanksgiving activities, lessons, and printables that K-6 students can use to explore the rich historical and cultural aspects of this all-American holiday in their Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies lessons.
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The annual tradition returns to Dolphin Mall: snow in South Florida! Children receive magical wands to make the snow appear every evening in the Ramblas Plaza. Winter Thematic Unit for Preschool Created by April Zajko, ashio-midori.com [email protected] () ext.
items to make the bin into a Pretend Snow Globe Bin” -same bin contents from Day 1 & 2 but add small plastic jars with mini figurines hot glued to the complete a Snow Observation sheet - five senses Name writing with pretend.
Here is a quick idea for helping your students take ownership of their writing Goals. It's a sheet of basic kindergarten goals that can be cut out and glued (one at a time) to a sheet kids keep in their writing folders and refer to every day.
Make this creative fingerprint snow globe craft for kids! All you need is paper, paint, and a marker to make this Christmas/winter art project. Snowglobe printable for "If I lived in a snow globe" writing prompt.
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