Talking to kids about tough topics is one of the hardest things educators and parents have to do. Whether kids have questions about today’s terror events around the globe, yesterday’s terrorism on American soil, war, racism, poverty, drugs, or something else, we need to be clear, safe, and thorough when offering up answers.
How many kids do you know who wish they were Harry Potter? Or Katniss from The Hunger Games? Or Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon? Now try to think of an African American protagonist with the same level of popularity. Or an Asian American. Latinx. Until recently, it wasn't so easy.
April is a great month to get your kids out of the house and actively engaged in STEM/STEAM education. Did you know that National Robot Week and National Environmental week both fall in April? Or that North Carolina hosts a state-wide STEM festival for the whole month? These are just a few of the cool events happening around the country that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
For anyone paying attention to the news coming out of the world of children’s publishing these days, International Women’s Day might take on a new sheen of relevance.
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What impact does Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech have today? Is it still relevant? Is it, perhaps, more relevant than ever?
This week, there’s a lot of talk about elections, democracy, and power. Our children are hearing it, as hard as we might work to keep the news off the radio and television, as hard as we try to keep discussions positive, as determined as we are to find our way toward forming a more cohesive nation after a bitter campaign season.