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World Cup finals: Why is Qatar 2022 controversial and how to talk to your kids about it.

     The pressure is always on for parents to turn every waking moment of their children’s lives into an educational experience but I do think this controversial World…

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World Cup finals: Why is Qatar 2022 controversial and how to talk to your kids about it.

     The pressure is always on for parents to turn every waking moment of their children’s lives into an educational experience but I do think this controversial World Cup offers you some ‘talk and teach’ moments and not just to teach them about the world […]

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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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How Can I Keep My Children Safe Using Social Media?

  I’m being interviewed for The Daily Mail podcast today about how to help your teenagers manage social media, specifically in the light of the permanence of what they post and the impact this might have on their futures. There has been a great deal of debate […]

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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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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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30 Children’s Books on Indian Culture & Festivals

Nisha, creator of Love Laugh Mirch, shares some of her favourite books that teach children about Indian culture, festivals and language below. Click here to explore

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Books to help children learn about Jewish culture and antisemitism

In order to be anti-racist it’s important to educate yourself and those around you about Jewish history, culture and faith, and a great way to do this is through literature that explores Jewish issues. While adults can learn more about Jews through a variety of publications, including […]

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20 Recommended Black Children’s Books

  If you’re buying books for children you might want to consider more inclusive texts, particularly in light of the CLPE and Booktrust’s latest research on ethnic representation in UK publishing. Fabia Turner from Candid Cocoa is a former teacher and books editor, and currently a member of the Critics of […]

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Children’s Books That Celebrate Muslim Culture.

Whether you’re from a Muslim family looking for more representation in children’s literature, or a teacher or parent of non-Muslim children wanting to better understand and celebrate Muslim culture, there are so many wonderful storytellers in the kids’ lit community who have contributed to essential, diverse narratives […]

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6 Ways to Teach Your Child Integrity

    We live in an age where integrity often takes a back seat to power and material success. Over the last 4 years I’ve observed this play out more publicly in both U.S. & UK politics, where deceit, dishonesty, and relentless bullying from all sides shows […]

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Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often & Why Britain’s First Black Animation, JoJo & Gran Gran Is So Important For Cultural Representation

  The whole world has been very moved by the death of George Floyd. Recent protests are sparking questions from children & not shying away from those conversations is the first step in raising an anti-racist child & I think it is very important that we all […]

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We can’t go back to normal: it’s time to pause to ponder how coronavirus will change the world

  Taking on Coronavirus for the last time with Laura & Sue on Youtube. For the last 12 weeks we have been talking about the week’s events in lock down but like the clapping for the NHS it is time to move forward as we gradually embrace our […]

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