Hi Parents! Happy Saturday!
June is recognized as Pride Month, marking the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City which led to days of protest and ignited the gay-rights movement. In addition to recognizing the fight for equal rights in the LGBTQ community it also is an affirming celebration of its accomplishments.
Today we have some craft ideas and book recommendations to help you celebrate Pride with your family:
Make a rainbow sand art terrarium (This craft says it’s for St. Patrick’s day, but why not Pride too?) This website has one of those “Prove you are not a robot” barriers, but it’s worth the few clicks. Look how pretty:
The Confounded Crafter
Craft a Rainbow Paper Wreath to hang on your door: http://theconfoundedcrafter.co.uk/2019/06/18/hanging-paper-wreath-pride-edition/
Two Of Wands
Weave a Rainbow Bracelet: https://www.twoofwands.com/blog/pride-bracelets-2019
CHILDREN’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman in a children’s book encouraging us to set aside gender stereotypes.
I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel, The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere. https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Jessica-Herthel/dp/0803741073
Introduce your child to same-sex families with Heather Has Two Mommies
(both) by Leslea Newman
It Feels Good to be Yourself: a book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader (4-8) from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni. https://www.amazon.de/Theresa-Thorn/dp/1250302951/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=It+Feels+Good+to+be+Yourself%3A&qid=1593186007&sr=8-1
The Family Book by Todd Parr celebrates families of all types with bright colorful illustrations and simple easy to read text. Meant for young children just beginning to read, The Family Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, promote character growth, and strengthen family relationships.
Love Makes a Family board book by Sophie Beer. This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family . . . and that’s LOVE.
Pride, the story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders