I remember taking a World Cultures class in high school, for many it was just another Social Studies Class and for me, it started out that way but it became VERY interesting over time. I loved being able to learn about different cultures and their traditions. To this day I am always interested in learning about different cultures so I can explain when they have questions because someone looks different then they do. Although my children are young, my husband and I love to expose them to different things, and understand one of our goals as parents is to never be put in a box because of your culture!
Learn as much as you can about EVERYTHING!!
Hats of Faith was a great book to learn about different cultures at a young age!
Originally Published on August 24, 2017
Author: Medeia Cohan-Petrolino Illustrator: Sarah Walsh
Emma and DJ are in the perfect age category for Hats of Faith. Being that both are in preschool (well DJ will be starting in a couple of days) its important for them to see that other children may be different from them and that is okay. Both of my children are in the questions phase, so the simple bold pictures sparked LOTS of conversation from them which is what I hoped for. We live in a city that has all kind of people and I want them to learn about the backgrounds of those individuals rather than see them as different than them! Now I understand they are young to get life lessons, and they may not get all of this right now…but they are never too young to learn and ask questions according to their level of understanding!
We live in a very diverse city and I want them to learn about the backgrounds of other individuals rather than only seeing their differences! Now I understand they are young to get life lessons, and they may not get all of this right now…but they are never too young to learn and ask questions according to their level of understanding!
What I love most about Hats of Faith is that it celebrates diversity and it starts with the younger generation! The age group for this book is 0-5, and if we teach children at this age to embrace differences in cultural backgrounds and faiths, hopefully, the world will grow to be a better place as they get older!