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Supporting the Development of Cultural Humility in Young Children


Multicultural Books To Read Together

At a young age children are able to observe and recognize the differences in people. They start to make inferences about people’s gender, age, and racial differences. As your child meets new friends, classmates, and neighbors who are different from them, they make start to ask questions about cultural and physical differences. Here are some books and activities to help your child understand all the many wonderful cultures and types of people in this country and around the world, and how although we may look different and have different traditions, we are more alike than different!

 


 
 

Multicultural Toys and Activities

Coloring books are a great way for kids to be creative while also learning and visualizing physical differences. Nani Nani Kids is a great coloring book which celebrates cultures from around the world and is sure to engage your child’s imagination. Here are additional printable coloring pages which show children from all around the globe.

There are many other ways you can celebrate diversity with your children, such as playing them music from around the world or cooking meals from another culture, and explaining to your children where the music or food came from and why it is special. Below are some toys that provide a hands on way for children to explore the diversity the world has to offer!

 

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