The focus of this month is the practice of explicitly, descriptively naming differences among people. These differences include but are not limited to skin color, eye shape, hair texture, dress and customs. For age 3+, this would include introducing accepted terminology to discuss racial and ethnic groups (Black, White, Asian American, Native American, Latino, etc.).
“It’s OK to Notice Race,” is designed to help with the process of GETTING STARTED. It’s your opportunity to really take stock of how race is or isn’t talked about in your home and through your books. We encourage you to focus on habit setting and noticing levels of comfort and curiosity.
Your task this month is to GET STARTED.