How Books Can Help Kids Understand Diversity

Differences are all around us. They are an inevitable part of life. Yet, when our kids start asking why, most of us feel unprepared to answer. Today we get to hear from Spanish teacher and children’s author Andrea Olatunji about how books can help kids understand diversity.

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How Books Can Help Kids Understand Diversity

  1. Books can spark conversation about tough topics instead of just letting them draw their own conclusions.
  2. Literature about other places can help kids feel connected to the rest of the world.
  3. Helps kids see similarities and differences between themselves and others.
  4. Books can give parents the tools they need to explain complex ideas in simple language.
  5. Images and story help children relate more to the message.
  6. It can open their minds to other possibilities and world they might not be able to visit.
Author Andrea Olatunji shows us how we can use books to help kids understand diversity, reinforce a child's second language, or teach them a second language, and answer our kid's tough questions. #diversebooks #spanishforkids

Want to learn more?

If you’d like to learn more about Andrea’s book, “Omar el Jaguar” check out the our raving review.

Andrea will also be giving away FREE copies of the eBook version of “Omar el Jaguar” to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2020. You just have to go to Amazon to download the book on the 22nd and leave a review. If you connect with Andrea afterward, she will send you the educators guide with 10 free lesson plans. You won’t want to miss it, especially if you are home trying to figure out home school during the COVID-19 quarantine.

You can find out more and connect with Andrea over at her website, Cuentacuento.

If you are looking for more great books to help your kids understand diversity, here are some great recommendations that introduce kids to racial diversity.

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