13 Children’s Books of Black American Heroes

Black History Month Black History Month was created to celebrate the history of African-Americans in the United States, which was typically not included in history textbooks in America. It is inspiring for children to learn of the difficult struggles of African Americans who overcame to become American heroes. Here are some of our favorite children’s […]

Black History Month Books for Kids

Children’s Books for Preschoolers February is Black History Month so there is no better time to read books about our individual uniqueness to our charges. When I was a kid I remember reading biographies of the first African American to play in major league baseball for Black History Month. I remember learning about jazz, the […]

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Children’s Book for Black History Month              Review by Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com Guide  Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fightersby Andrea Davis Pinkney is geared to upper elementary and middle school age children. Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fightersis organized chronologically and covers the lives of ten women: Sojourner Truth, Biddy Mason, […]

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Children’s Books for Black History Month Review by Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com Guide Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins is the historic story of the Greensboro, North Carolina, sit-ins is told, in picture book format, from the perspective of a young African American girl. The story and the dramatic illustrations provide a realistic glimpse of the […]

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin A. Ramsey

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies Since February is Black History Month we suggest borrowing children’s books from the library on the topic. Ruth and the Green Book By Calvin A. Ramsey Review by Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com Guide The picture book Ruth and the Green Book is an excellent work of historical fiction. The […]

Best Children’s Books for Black History Month for Pre-Schoolers

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Be the Best Nanny Newsletter has been encouraging nannies and au pairs to read more to children this year. February is Black History Month in America, so there is no better time to read books about our individual uniqueness to our charges. When I was […]

Activities for Nannies and Au Pairs to Use for Black History Month

Helping children accept cultural, race, gender, and ethnic differences. Are children born prejudiced? Of course not. Children learn prejudice from adults. If you want to observe a group of children free from prejudice, go to a nursery school and observe 3-year-olds interacting. They don’t know what it means to be biased. This past week we […]

What You Should Do if the Child You Care for is a Victim of Prejudice

Coping with Prejudice by Making Diversity a Part of LifeBy Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D. Children don’t come pre-equipped with reactions to each new experience in their lives. When children are hurt by racial or ethnic cruelty, it is hard to restrain an immediate emotional response. It’s important, however, to try to comfort […]

Black History Month: Reducing Stereotypes

Playing with Gender Roles We have been discussing how to help children to resist biases and prejudice. You also can help build resistance to bias by encouraging your charge to engage in activities that go beyond or go against traditional sex-role stereotyping. Sex-role stereotyping often begins with the purchase of toys for toddlers. When you […]

Talking to Children About Stereotypes

More Topics for Nannies and Au Pairs During Black History Month Seeking Out Differences Since February is Black History Month there is no better time to help teach children to accept others’ differences and reject racist or biased stereotypes. Start by trying to expose children to a variety of influences in their community. Get to […]