Historical Action Figures
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 week's item is so great because it's for kids who like to run around with their toys, create things, and go on adventures. These historical action figures certainly fit the bill. They are for any kid who enjoys playing with action figures; they don't need to be old enough to really understand the historical significance behind them. They just need to not be putting everything into their mouths anymore (a phase that can last much too long *sigh*). Once your kid is older and enjoys learning about history (if they are nerdy like me), you can say, "Remember that toy you've been playing with since you were 4? Well, let me tell you more about who that really is..." So I feel that this item can be enjoyed in stages and at so many ages.
After you watch the video, print out the page below for a quick reference guide on how to use the action figures to develop diversity awareness. There's also a link below to buy the toys or download the teaching guide.
How will you use these figures based on your child's age? Which one does your child seem to enjoy the most? Will you use the teaching guide? Leave a comment below.
Most of all enjoy the video. And don't forget to HAVE FUN!
Check back next week for another Just For Fun Friday!
4/29/2016 04:38:51 am
Women and African Americans made great contributions to inventions and innovation in America. For so long, they could not hold patents and so many inventions were erroneously attributed to men .
4/29/2016 11:16:04 am
I agree with Merle. I also see merit in these toys because they present a unique opportunity to discuss contributions made by individuals who are not household names. Thank you for bringing these toys to our attention, Dr. Sweeney!
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