It's Just For Fun Friday! On JFFF, we review items and activities that you can do with your kids in order to increase their cultural competence and diversity awareness.
This book is an absolute classic. It was first published almost 30 years ago, at a time when the subject was more than a little taboo. And that is part of what makes the story so great - it's not taboo at all. The authors talk about Heather's family in a very succinct, matter-of-fact way. Heather Has Two Mommies, so what?
The thing that I like so much about this book is that the story is not just about a same-sex couple and their daughter. The author branches out to talk about other types of family diversity. And there is so much visible diversity in the lovely illustrations as well. I'm telling you, you have to pick this one up. It's a classic, plain and simple. And a great way to introduce this not-so-taboo topic to your kids.
So check out the video and then print out the page below for a quick list of potential questions and comments you can ask your kids as you're reading the book together. There's also a link to buy the book if you want to have it in your house all the time (and I think you just might).
What do you think of the way the topic is broached in this book? When reading the title, did you have a certain perception of what this book was going to be? Did you have this book when you were young? Leave a comment below.
Most of all, enjoy. And don't forget to HAVE FUN!
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