Anti-Racist Resources | June 23, 2020

Talking to your Pre-Schoolers about Race

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It’s never too early to start talking about race with your kids, but we know it can be difficult to know how to start. These age-appropriate activities and resources will help you navigate these early conversations with your little ones  

  • Alike and Different | Daniel Tiger: Life’s Little Lessons 
    With Daniel Tiger and his friends, kids learn to see and appreciate the similarities and differences among people, and how to be “neighborly” to all. 
  • Same and Different with Abby and Elmo 
    Through playful conversation, Abby and Elmo explain the concepts of same and different in this positive model for your own discussions. 
  • Diversity Through Play 
    This activity provides directions to guide your family or a group of children through a fun game and productive discussion highlighting the similarities and differences of the group. 
  • How to Teach Children About Cultural Awareness and Diversity 
    In this article from PBS Kids for Parents, Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin offers advice for responding to children’s challenging questions about other people. The article offers ways to help children better understand, without silencing curiosity. 
  • Sesame Street in Communities: Community Violence
    Speaking with children about community violence can be extremely difficult, so Alan and Rosita discuss some methods to help children feel safer and more secure when traumatic events occur.