Hi friends! This week's post is "All About Me." We believe that each person is unique, and that our differences should be acknowleged and celebrated! Here are some age-appropriate activities that are great introductory approaches to identity, inclusion, and community.
1. We love this multicultural family portrait wall from HappyToddlerPlaytime.com. Just attach some contact paper, sticky side out, on your wall. Set out materials like paper, yarn, paint, family pictures, and pipe cleaners for a beautiful invitation to play.
2. Use a magnifying glass, your phone camera, or a microscope to take a really close look at your child's skin, hair, or eyes. How are your eyes the same? How are they different?
3. Here's a different approach to a self-portrait from ArtfulParent.com. Use assorted colors of construction paper to create a Picasso-inspired abstract portrait.
4. As your child is starting to understand themself and their family, incorporate some books that provide a window into others' lives. We love "My Nose, Your Nose" by Melanie Walsh, and there's a #linkinbio to a longer booklist.