Even though very young children may not understand what Rev Martin Luther King
stands for, we can still teach them the principles of diversity and empathy by
• Talking kindly about people you see in the community
• Watch movies about children in other cultures
• Try food from other countries
• Go to museums or galleries exhibiting artwork. ( for children 4 yrs and over )
These are different ways we can deliver to our children - the message that Rev Martin
Luther King was telling us most of his life
Here are some books:
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525428526/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lsykEbD10W5Y5
Watching movies is a relatively cheap way of exposing your children to another country without having to travel. Remember to sit next to them and watch the movie with them - and point out things in the movie that communicates your message.
Here are websites for great movies from other countries that are about children.
You can try food from other cultures by
• Going to a restaurant
• Cooking a simple meal from a traditional cultural recipe
• Throw a potluck party where people can bring a dish from their culture
** And remember to keep the events intentional by talking about the ingredients - the vegetables, the spices - and where it’s grown in the different countries.
Museums or galleries that exhibit everyday tools, toys, and decor from another culture is an accessible way for children to experience other cultures. Preferably hands-on experiences are more fun, but you can take a picture of a dish or a pitcher and then showing what you have at home will help them relate to it.