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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Parenting: Mommy what color am I?


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The time has come where my little Tre' (6 years old) realizes and verbalizes that he sees a difference between the color of his skin compared to that of his classmates. He even recognizes that he is a different shade of color compared to me and my mom. I love his innocence when choosing a crayon to use to color in his face versus a classmate he has drawn or even mine for that matter.

 I am so excitined for him to discover the differences that are in people, not only in the color of their skin but their traditions, their heritage and even for him to understand that although people are different we are all equal and loved by God.

I thought maybe if I get some really beautifully illustrated books that might help with our discussion.
Here are some I found and ordered off Amazon.







Shout out to one of my really good friends, Emily, who gifted Roman with this book for his 2nd birthday!! We are going to crack this one open tonight.



Do you have any books, songs, strategies or words of wisdom when it comes to talking about race and ethnicity with your children?


Looking forward to hearing them!

xoxo,
Ronita



1 comment:

Mom said...

So nice. I have a book at home that might be nice to use for our talks withTre’!