Create A Caring and Inclusive Space

Helping our kids to take a stand against racial injustice starts at home. Check out these kid-friendly resources you can use to tackle tough topics like racism, fairness and inclusion. Start a discussion with these prompts:

1. It’s natural to notice race and recognize other differences. Ask your child: "How are we the same? How are we different?"

2. Share a story about a time when you had to stand up for yourself because you were being treated unfairly. Start the conversation by simply asking: "How did you feel?"

3. Start a discussion around race by asking: "Do you think racism might make it harder for Black people to become important leaders? Is that fair?"

4. Think about how we can work to be more inclusive. Ask: "When we see something unfair what are ways we can stand up for others?"
PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism

What does talking to young children about race and racism look like? This 30-minute special features candid conversations between parents and their kids. Hosted by first National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, this special offers support for parents and caregivers looking to discuss concepts like race and racism in a preschool-friendly way.
Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism: A Discussion Guide

It’s never too early to start having conversation with your children about fairness, equity and injustice. Use this discussion guide to find suggested questions and conversation starters.
Learning to Appreciate Diversity Through Play

Gather your family and play a game to help young children notice similarities and differences between themselves and others.
Watch Shows About Fairness & Inclusion
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