Diversity

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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social…

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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading with children can help to create a […]

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Teaching Tolerance

I’m reading Barack Obama’s autobiography at the moment and as a former teacher it’s got me thinking about prejudice, discrimination and tolerance. I think kids are born with wide-eyed curiosity and an instinctive sense of justice. While they certainly notice differences among people, they don’t typically attach […]

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Children’s Books about Refugees & Immigration

  The tragic events in Afghanistan have affected everyone & you may like to read some books that start conversations around events that help your children to understand the plight of refugees. Here is a collection of books recommended by a community of primary teachers, TAs, children’s authors, librarians and book […]

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Teaching Tolerance – an important value in an angry world. Race, class, gender and kids’ conversations.

              This is a tough subject that many parents are shying away from, and it’s not about the birds and the bees! A new study by the researchers at Sesame Street indicates a majority of parents may not be having a […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids and Teens About Gender Without Seeming Out Of Touch

  I’m featured in The Telegraph newspaper. How to talk to teenagers about gender without seeming out of touch Talking to teens about gender can feel like a minefield for many parents, but it’s important to keep the lines of communication open If you’re the parent of […]

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READ WITH PRIDE

June is GLBT Book Month This LGBTQ+ lineup proves love is always stronger than hate.   Some titles are familiar favourites, others are new releases, and a few more are soon-to-be released. The first calendar shows middle grades chapter books, and the second calendar displays some picture […]

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On the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder: Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often Is Important.

On the 25th May it will be one year since George Floyd was killed while in police custody, prompting a global outpouring of grief and outrage and forcing millions of people around the world to confront, address & think about unconscious bias & racist attitudes and behaviour. […]

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The Sue Atkins Parenting Show Named Best Educational Podcast 2021

I’m thrilled and delighted to announce that The Sue Atkins Parenting Show has been won the award of Best Educational Podcast of 2021 from Learning Ladders’ I was shortlisted alongside 46 other podcasts from a longlist of over 100 entries, for my dedication to providing useful, actionable […]

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Sue’s Picks on Cultural Diversity – Celebrating Welsh Culture

Since I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub I’ve been keen to offer lesser-known authors a platform & also to offer a wide range of diversity so all children can see themselves in the stories and books. Here are some great books with a Welsh connection suggested by FamilyBookWorms   Books […]

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36 Children’s Books set in the Caribbean.

      Since I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub I’ve been keen to offer lesser known authors a platform & also to offer a wide range of diversity so all children can see themselves in the stories and books. June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month. It celebrates the […]

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Top Children’s Books Celebrating Irish Art, Music and Dance

    Since I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub I’ve been keen to offer lesser known authors a platform & also to offer a wide range of diversity so all children can see themselves in the stories and books. Here is a list of The Top Children’s Books Celebrating Irish Mighty […]

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Top 10: Best South Asian American Children’s Books (ages 2-14)

Since I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub I’ve been keen to offer lesser known authors a platform & also to offer a wide range of diversity so all children can see themselves in the stories and books. Here is a list of The Top 10: Best South Asian American Children’s Books […]

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The Best Selection of Multicultural and Social Justice Books for Children

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books By Louise Derman-Sparks Here is a really helpful guide to choosing books for your kids. Children’s books continue to be an invaluable source of information and values. They reflect the attitudes in our society about diversity, power relationships among different groups […]

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26 Recommended Hispanic and Latino Books for Children.

  Diversity Matters and particularly in the books we read and share with children. These children’s books celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture in unique, wonderful ways. Have fun exploring this slideshow from parents.com   Here are 40 Children’s Picture Books To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage from Hispanic Mama […]

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