What Makes Us Unique?: Our First Talk about Diversity

What Makes Us Unique Our First Talk about Diversity When it comes to explaining physical cultural and religious differences to children it can be difficult to know where to begin What Makes Us Unique provides an accessible introduction to the concept

  • Title: What Makes Us Unique?: Our First Talk about Diversity
  • Author: Jillian Roberts Cindy Revell
  • ISBN: 9781459809482
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin What Makes Us Unique provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity, teaching children how to respect and celebrate people s differences and that ultimately, we are all much alike than we are different Additional questionWhen it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin What Makes Us Unique provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity, teaching children how to respect and celebrate people s differences and that ultimately, we are all much alike than we are different Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion.Child psychologist Dr Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter Other books in the series deal with birth, death, separation and divorce For information, visit justenoughseries.

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    1. What Makes Us Unique was a wonderful way to explain diversity! The examples were written in a child’s voice and the beautiful and colorful illustrations help tell the story.

    2. Probably a 4.5. This will make a great primary resource to initiate a conversation about how we are the same and how we are different. It's a must have to include in a unit on families. The text is straightforward and quite simple. Cindy Revell's dynamic illustrations celebrate our diversity in her bold use of colour and the joyful expressions on faces of her characters.

    3. due Nov 29, 2016 d) Text-to Teaching Connection: What is a response activity that you can do in a classroom with children in response to the book? (e.g. drama, music, art, or writing) After reading this book to my class each student would trace there hand on a piece of construction paper. students will label each finger with a different question about them self's. ( The questions would be: 1. The color of your skin. 2. the color of your favorite food. 3. your favorite color.4. the color of your [...]

    4. Suitable for preschoolers, this addresses the ways we are unique: outside, inside, the way we move and communicate, personal likes and dislikes, family structures, and cultural heritage. It also states the basic needs we all share: to laugh, grow, learn, love and be loved. Engage kids in a discussion of the ways we are different and what we have in common.

    5. This is a good book for a lesson about the differences between people and learning about other cultures. It would be a good book to read to a class that you are introducing culture to for the first time.

    6. Great storybook way to bring understanding to a complex subject for kids. I want to use this for all my kids through 2nd grade. We will have amazing conversations. We need more books like this.

    7. Not amazing or profound in any way. Just your basic introduction to different cultures and different families and even different personalities with the simple message that the world is a beautiful place *because* of its diversity.

    8. WOW. This book is newly published in 2016. I loved this book. It talked about all the differences people have, and not just the color of their skin or culture. It talked about how some people like different foods, or have different hair color and eyes, or even different activities. There are so many differences between people but that shouldn't have an affect on who you are. The author talked about how we should be celebrating what we all have in common instead of hating each other for the diffe [...]

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