Recent events this past month have left us at VIP Nannies, along with the rest of the world, feeling very heavy-hearted. The horrific and unjust deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many other African Americans are impossible to understand.
So, how do we teach from pivotal moments like this with our children? We don’t have all the answers, and being faced with this same question for our own kids here at VIP, we wanted to share some impactful books for different age ranges we’ve found that teach about equality. And while the outcomes of these recent tragedies can’t be reversed, we hope these resources can keep an open dialogue between you and your little ones on using our words and actions to create a positive change.
Without a doubt, we have a duty to show, teach, and raise our children—our future generation of leaders—to know that we never, ever judge another individual based on the color of their skin. It starts with us.
Click on each book to learn more about and purchase. If you have any books that you would like to recommend, please let us know.