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 holds a very special place in my heart. When my older child, my son, was born, I vowed to read books to him every night. I read the same two books to him for the first 18 (or so) months of his life. This was one of those books. Part of the reason that I picked it was because of the fantastic diversity throughout the book. Not just of skin color, but also region, country, and culture. The lovely theme of this book is that we have similarities that all bind us together as people, even though we may look different on the outside. So I read it every night until he was old enough to switch things up a bit and choose his own books. I still get incredibly nostalgic when he, or his little sister, pick this book to read at night. I could read it every night until they are 18 - I will never tire of it.
So, check out the video and then print out the page below for a quick list of potential questions, comments, and activities as you and your child read this book together. I have a great movie recommendation as a complement to this book. Just be sure that you have tissues - it's not a sad movie, but it is incredibly touching. I may or may not have cried through most of it (to be fair - I was pregnant at the time) There is also a link to buy this lovely book.
What books are special treasures for you and your kids? Are those books with some great diversity? What book recommendations do you have for the CCK community? Leave a comment below.
Most of all, enjoy. And don't forget to HAVE FUN!
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