Hello Redbud families,
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Today we conclude our week exploring counting and I show a way for children to keep track as they count something.
Activity: Choose something to count while going on a walk (stop signs, people); while sitting outside (dogs, squirrels); or even in your house (closets, beds). Let your child draw a dot on paper or a white board for each item they find. Count all the dots when you are finished and help write the corresponding numeral.
In this video, I read the book We March by Shane W. Evans. The book, through pictures and simple language, shows a Black family participating in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1968. We’ve used this book in the past in the Redbud room as a way to talk about what a protest is, and highlight some of the aspects of a protest that might be more visible to young children such as the use of signs and singing or chanting. I decided to only read the text in this video, without commenting, because it is my hope that it might be a helpful jumping off place for families as they continue conversations with their child about the protests continuing around the country.
Tonight at 8:30, EmbraceRace is presenting a webinar called: “I [STILL] can’t breathe”: Supporting kids of color amid racialized violence”. Info: https://www.embracerace.org/
If you are interested, but not able to watch live, embracerace.org usually posts recordings of their webinars a few days after the live broadcast.
For anyone who missed it, here is a resource list for talking to kids about race; talking about racialized violence; and resources for anti-racist action: https://docs.google.com/
If you have a resource you think we should add to this list please let us know.