June 13, 2020
I wanted to share with you this amazing free resource so generously created and shared by Lucy Song, fellow mama and incredibly talented designer over at Wander and Wonder Studio (@wanderandwonder.studio).
It is meant to be:
“an incomplete guide for parents and caregivers to begin conversations about race, privilege, bias, riots, activism, social injustice, diversity and inclusivity.
Learn to teach empathy through literacy, begin conversations with educational printable worksheets on themes titled C is for Colour, S is for Skin, and A is for Ally.
Black History book lists, video teaching resources, colouring pages, letter trace, affirmations and more!”
The free PDF is downloadable and printable in 5 minutes and also comes with links to other resources including short videos and pertinent literature!
I took the time to go through everything with my 4 year old daughter, Aimee, and I couldn’t believe how captivated she was by all the activities and how much she and I both learned together. Figuring out how to wade through difficult conversations about race and diversity is difficult enough for parents, and I’m so grateful that this guide made the conversation easy and fun.
My favorite activity was the adorable world map (pgs. 22 – 23) where I had the opportunity to explain to Aimee where our ancestors are geographically from (China & Taiwan), where I met daddy (France), and where we are living now (America). It was a great visual tool to show a more holistic view of the world that we live in.
Of course, no one resource is ever comprehensive enough to tackle such a complex issue, and this guide does not claim to be! However, it is a (fun) start! It has been a reminder for me, personally, to actively engage and talk about subjects that I may have previously been uncomfortable to talk about with my children because I didn’t see myself as an “expert” on the topic.
Yet I’m learning that they really do absorb more than we realize and internalize so many unspoken habits and norms — from the media that we consume, to the way we socially interact with others.
If you do choose to also share this resource with others, please link and credit to ensure royalty and copyright laws are met and followed!
This resource is NOT to be sold in any way or form.
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