There are so many ways to learn. Now than more than ever it is proven and we have experience to prove it; our children can learn at home as well as in school. This is why it is so important for us to have teaching tools in our home for our kiddos to learn from.
Books are the gateway to so many things. We learn by watching, modeling, reading and listening. While our children are little we should begin the process of having them listen to stories that we believe are great for them to hear. They will have plenty of experiences to learn from stories and books that they read at school. Remember the books in school are preselected and across the board for everyone, but let’s face sometimes the lessons set to be taught cannot cover lifestyle children’s books that teach life lessons.
I personally enjoyed discovering and reading these stories to my children. The first Book “ When We Say Black Lives Matter” is an expression of so much pain, strength and learning within the words along with authentic illustrations that draw the images and story to life. This Book is written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke. The author perfectly combined the joy and wisdom of how we can all make a difference to show the introduction to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Another amazing title is “Mi Casa, Is My Home, written by Laurenne Sala and illustrated by Zara Gonzalez Hoang. The colors that illustrate Lucia’s casa are so inviting and the words to describe her neighbors and neighborhood are so relatable that we couldn’t read it just once. It’s such an amazing bilingual picture book.
Along with a digital book available to download NOW titled AFRICA, Amazing Africa by author Atinuke and illustrator Mouni Feddag. In this online digital book you will find ways to discover the diversity of the African continent through a kaleidoscope of nonfictional people, culture, animals, flora and fauna of all fifty two countries. A guide through the eyes of a Nigerian storyteller who explores the continent of Africa country by country. The beautiful bright colors had my little filled with so many questions… you can catch HERE. As a multicultural family it is important for our children to read stories and see illustrations that they can relate to. The importance of this is to let all children know that they are not alone in the world and that they are seen and celebrated. We all need that and thankful for Candlewick Press for publishing such important books.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored yet all opinions and experiences are of our own.