Never has there been a better time to introduce children to diversity. We are fortunate to live in a country where so many various ethnics, race, disabilities or just being different are represented, giving families plenty of wonderful opportunities to learn and appreciate how different cultures live.
Children are naturally curious and it is essential that we demonstrate and explain the need to put cultural, diversity and racial differences into perspective. They can either learn to appreciate or devalue traits that make others different from themselves, including understanding and being accepting of others who have physical or intellectual disabilities.
During the month of May, the Resource Consultants with Community Living North Bay will be going out to the various child cares, introducing story books all about diversity and differences and that it is OK to be different.
The Resource Consultants will be reading a story book to each child care, explaining and discussing the various diversities. You are never too young to learn about inclusion.