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Resources for talking about race, anti-racism, racial justice, and activism with young children

It can feel daunting to figure out when and how to talk about issues like race with young children. But that doesn’t mean you should shy away from it. In fact you can, and should, start talking about these things from an early age. Here is a list of resources for educators and parents:

Teaching/Learning about Race & Racism with Children and Families from NAEYC

Understanding Anti-Bias Education: Bringing the Four Core Goals to Every Face of Your Curriculum from NAEYC

The Conscious Kid Instagram page

Early Childhood Anti-Bias Books

PBS: They’re Not Too Young to Talk About Race

Parents Guide to Talking with Kids About Protest (Ages 6 & Under) from a20n.org

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five from Zero to Three

Are Your Kids Too Young to Talk About Race? From prettygooddesign.org

Anti-Bias Education from Teaching for Change

Resources for Caregivers Navigating Conversations with Children on Race, Racism, and Discrimination (ages 3-12) from AMAZEworks

31 Children’s book to support conversations on race, racism and resistance from Embrace Race

White Fragility Books for Kids from Pragmatic Mom

Black Boys Matter: Strategies for a Culturally Responsive Classroom from NAEYC

Talking About Race from the National Museum of African American History & Culture

What other resources are you finding helpful? We’d love to add them here!

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