#WeNeedDiverseApps

If you’re interested in diversity in children’s media either as a parent or early childhood professional, then you may be aware of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign.  The mission of this campaign is “to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature,” and it is “committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately…

Revisiting Our Role in Multicultural Education & Global Citizenship

In my last post, I shared thoughts on how multicultural education and global citizenship starts with us – the early childhood professional and parent.  I want to revisit this conversation to address two ideas that we should consider before introducing multicultural education, global citizenship, and new technologies to young children. One foundational piece of multicultural education and global…

Multicultural Education & Global Citizenship Starts With Us

When we think of multicultural education or building global citizenry with our students and children, a common practice implemented is celebrating holidays from different cultures.  As caring adults, we may believe that this is the best way to teach children about others in an appropriate and engaging way.  This strategy may be our first steps into building…