I absolutely love reading to our son. He looks forward to story time with Mommy, and we read 2 or 3 books at a time. We have plenty of books about shapes, colors, animals, in both English and/or Spanish, and our latest addition is about celebrating his diversity. I purchased three books that we are truly enjoying:
A Rainbow of Friends is a wonderful and a colorful illustrated book. With simple and short paragraphs it talks about the differences between friends (some like sports, some like to read, some dress different), and how friends comes in all shapes and sizes. As they celebrate how unique and special each one of them are the world becomes a better place.
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) by Mem Fox
This is also a beautifully illustrated book with short sentences about the children’s physical and cultural differences. That where ever they are, and whoever you are all over the world we are all the same.
We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street) by Bobbi Kates
Sesame Street characters portrays the physical differences of each one of us: nose, hair, face, etc. That though we’re different, we’re the same making the world a fun place!
We’re having so much fun celebrating his diversity, learning and growing together as a multicultural family. He’s a smart, well rounded little boy who is learning where he comes from and despite the differences he sees among his friends, he knows that we are all the same!
What are your thoughts? Please comment below and/or share! Gracias!
Thanks for sharing these! I really want to check out Whoever You Are especially. One we love in our house is We Are All Different, We Are All Alike. I love that the illustrations are all done by children and my daughter loves the book 🙂
Hello Melissa! Thank you! Whoever You Are is a great book since it illustrates children in other parts of the world. For example, school, home, etc. that look very different from ours. 🙂 I also want to look into The Colors of Us by Karen Katz and What I Like About Me! by Allia Zobel Nolan. Now I have a new one to add to the list, We Are All Different, We Are All the Alike. Thank you for the suggestion, and happy reading!
Hello from KidLit Blog Hop! It is wonderful to teach children about diversity, especially in the hope that our nation will grow stronger against racism. Thanks for linking up to the Hop!
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I LOVE your blog! I love this kind of book – I'll have to look for it in the library.
Thanks for linking in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I'm so glad you did and I look forward to following your blog. Hope you'll join us again. Cheers,
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Thank you Renee for your comment! Definitely made me laugh out loud! Thanks for being my 1st follower (I had it towards the bottom of the blog, because I didn't have any followers! LOL) I'm so new to this blogging world that your input on my blog, put a big smile on my face!!! Looking forward to many more Kid Lit Blog Hops! :)) I think I'm following you too, but not sure, I've been checking out a lot of blogs lately. 🙂 Thanks again!
You're welcome! Always looking for other bloggers who are interested in children's books. Yes, the hopping around can get quite confusing. Glad you joined in the Hop and I look forward to seeing you in future ones! 😀
We have a Mem Fox book and simply adore it: "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes".
Thanks for participating in the Kid Lit Blog Hop and adding another Mem Fox to our list!
Ahhh yes, another book to add to my list (I've been writing down the names of books that I want to share with my 4 yr. old. There are so many in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!) Thanks for commenting, and for suggesting another book from Mem Fox. :))
Ooh, Frances, you know I am interested in these books! Always looking for some great books to talk about diversity. Can't wait to check these out! Thanks for linking up to the Kid Lit Blog Hop!
Thank you Leanna! I have a few more that I'm reading to my baby, so I will link to the Kid Lit Blog Hop's next round. :))
Thanks for the comment! I thought I had responded, but I see I didn't. 🙂 Ooops! Racism is so much alive, and present in our nation; so teaching our children about diversity will help break these barriers that have lived on through so many years. Hopefully, our children will live up to a better generation against racism.
This is such an important concept of acceptance to teach kids! Thanks so much for linking up to our Multicultural Childen's Book Day link up!!! (pinning and tweeting your great posts!)