For the past couple of months we’ve been sharing resources ranging from keeping the kids busy at home during quarantine to health resources. Our hearts are heavy over the past two weeks surrounding the injustice happening in this world. So many of you have asked how to talk to your children about this.
We did our research and pulled together some accounts sharing helpful books to read and educational content on the issues of white privilege and anti-racism. We will also be sharing additional resources on our social media channels in the coming weeks!
Here are four Instagram accounts that you can follow today:
This account is dedicated to helping followers find diverse books, educational products, and providing resources to raise curious kids. Charnaie also runs a blog discussing topics such as “How to Score Free or Discounted Books to Build Your Home or School Library” and “Amazing Free Perks Your Local Library May Offer”. Her creative way of diversifying bookshelves across the country even earned her recognition from the Huffington Post!
This page focuses on parenting and education through a critical race lens. For just $10 a month, you could have access to content that focuses on building racial literacy and developing critical consciousness, along with tips on how to talk to kids about racism. This account also raises money for rent relief during COVID-19 for families in need.
The purpose of @inclusivestorytime is to raise readers who lift up others. This page includes a beautiful feed of all types of African-American children’s books. The most recently published is called, “When Aiden Became a Brother,” a story of acceptance and self-love as a child prepares to meet their new sibling.
@livinlavitanova, a page with printable activities to help you introduce conversations about race and diversity at home. Fatima, the owner of this account, incorporates different Stories on her profile such as ones titled, “exploring race,” “kids books,” and “arts & crafts”. By clicking the link in her bio, you will be able to access tons of free printouts for children to teach them about loving others for who they are.