Resources for Talking with Children About Racism

In light of the death of George Floyd and the protests and conversations occurring, a number of our staff have identified  resources  that they have found helpful in discussing racism with children.  They are shared here if you wish to use them.

Something Bad Happened in our Town – not specific to George Floyd, but relevant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOhOFGcWm8&feature=youtu.be

Social story specific to George Floyd.  Designed for students with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA4fUFq8jqA

Talking About Race with Young Children – NPR Podcast episode/Sesame Street
https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children?fbclid=IwAR262i36JkNreR2lYg0pPPHDPL9u6iyHSVkMV2vrR3Ehdl-1oG-0ZlXKMrY

Book lists –
https://www.todaysparent.com/family/books/kids-books-that-talk-about-racism/#gallery/books-that-talk-about-racism/slide-1

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance

Are Your Kids Too Young to Talk About Race graphic
https://www.prettygooddesign.org/

https://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/advice/social-awareness/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-race-and-racism

https://www.prettygooddesign.org/blog/Blog%20Post%20Title%20One-5new4