According to the U.S. Census Bureau and a 2015 Pew Research finding, interracial marriages have become more common over the past decade. In spite of this reality, many people still seem to find it surprising when they see parents with their respective biracial kids. So, as a premier provider of child care in Riverdale, New York that aims to nurture children’s positive development, we wish to help you educate your young ones on how they should deal with their own uniqueness and mixed-race heritage.
Below is a list of 3 books that can help you teach your kids at a preschool in Manhattan, New York, that there is more to people than their skin color:
- “Black, White, and Tan” written by Nicole Mullen
A fun and uplifting read for children attending a summer camp in Briarwood, New York, the storybook follows the journey of a young girl named Jazz, as she shares the things that make her family unique. The story celebrates individuality while simultaneously addressing our commonality as human beings.
- “Happy to Be Me: A Kid’s Book About Self-Esteem” written by Christine Adams, Robert Butch, and R.W. Alley
This book is principally about self-esteem, as it defines self-esteem in unpretentious terms that little ones can easily understand. The volume talks about the things that make each of us unique the various ways that each person can use their special gifts for the good of everyone.
- “I Am Mixed” written by Garcelle Beauvais and Sebastian A. Jones
There are so many reasons for both parents and children alike to love this hardcover book. For one, the pictures used are beautiful and depict scenarios in real life. It also celebrates the uniqueness of a little boy and a little girl while bringing up real issues (e.g., the young girl being asked about her tight curls at school).
We can also assist you as you try to teach your kids to love themselves and embrace their own individuality. Just give us at Renanim Preschool And Summer Camp a call anytime.