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Resource Round-Up: Talking to Children About Racism

In light of recent events surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, I wanted to share some resources I have found to help parents start a discussion about racism with their children. These resources are specifically for parents and address different topics surrounding racism and tools to use with different age groups. I hope you find these resources helpful. If you have any others you would like to share, feel free to comment them down below. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about discussing race and diversity!



Videos

This video is created by a Kindergarten teacher and explains racism to young children and includes a reading of "Let's Talk About Race": https://youtu.be/1vHymutysWU


This video answers some questions regarding how to raise kids to be anti-racist: https://youtu.be/Sth6VBHsncw


Anti-racism read alouds for kids playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsDLmxU8fR8S_QDaPGa1WTMo-4A3gjCKN


Articles Anti-racism for kids 101: https://booksforlittles.com/racial-diversity/

7 things to do when your child points out differences: https://themighty.com/2015/04/what-to-do-when-kids-point-at-someone-in-public/

Talking to children about racism (breakdown by age): https://www.ahaparenting.com/ask-the-doctor-1/talking-with-children-about-racism-police-brutality-and-protests

100 Race conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice: http://www.raceconscious.org/2016/06/100-race-conscious-things-to-say-to-your-child-to-advance-racial-justice/


Podcasts

NPR Talking race with young children (20 minutes): https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children?fbclid=IwAR262i36JkNreR2lYg0pPPHDPL9u6iyHSVkMV2vrR3Ehdl-1oG-0ZlXKMrY

Other

We all have different shades of skin (printable social story): https://www.autismlittlelearners.com/2020/06/we-all-have-different-shades-of-skin.html?m=1


What is a peaceful protest? (printable social story): https://www.autismlittlelearners.com/2020/06/explaining-peaceful-protests-vs.html



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