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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Further Insight . . .

Use the links below to find articles and publications for additional ways to talk to your children about race and race relations in America.

Racism and Being Anti-Racist

Talking About Race - Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Talking to Young Children about Race and Racism - PBS

Talking Race With Young Children — NPR

Talking to kids about race — National Geographic

Teaching Tolerance: How white parents should talk to their young kids about race — Slate

100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice — Raising Race Conscious Children

Using Media to Raise Anti-racist Kids - Common Sense Media

Finding Diverse Children's Books - Embrace Race

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five - Zero to Three

CNN/Sesame Street Racism Town Hall - CNN

Racial Justice - Sesame Street

EmbraceRace -

Talking to Children about Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander Racism

How To Talk About Anti-Asian Racism With Kids And Family - NPR

Talking to Children About Anti-Asian Bias - The New York Times

Parent Guide Helps Asian Families Address Racism During the Pandemic - Parents

Talking to kids about xenophobia  - National Geographic

Young, Proud, and Sung-jee by Joyce Y. Lee  - Issuu

Responding to COVID Bullying, Bias, and Violence Against Asian Americans -  Colorín Colorado 

Supporting the AAPI Community - NHSA

AAPI-Resources.pdf  - Time for Kids

Talking to Children in the Wake of George Floyd

How to talk to your children about protests and racism — CNN

Raising an ally: How to talk to your child about the death of George Floyd, anti-Black racism — Global News

Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality and Protests — Aha! Parenting

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