How do you teach black history to a toddler? By now, you would have realized that I’m very big on reading with your children. The benefits are amazing and by setting a foundation your child will grow up loving to read. That is how we started our Black History month project.
I found just the right picture (aka toddler-friendly) books and the learning took off from there. I was so happy to find that there were many to choose from, but for the purposes of our monthly activities, we focused on Harriet Tubman and Louis Armstrong.
We especially chose Louis Armstrong because of Aaron’s love for music. It also allowed daddy to give some input because, well, jazz music is his thing.
Black History month reminds the world to hone in on the great feats, innovations, challenges, obstacles and victories of African-American men and women who have impacted the world. It’s a privilege and an honor to expose my son to people who look like him and triumphed in life.
We kept it simple this month by focusing more on creative ways to practice reading comprehension. We ended nicely with a simple project we were super proud to create. Hope it inspires you each time you cover black history with your kid.
We covered the following learning areas:
- Reading Comprehension/Memory – We traced questions so that he could fill in the blanks with pre-created answer blocks.
Art/Fine Motor Skills
- Pincer grasp: using stamps
- Scissor practice
To learn more about our process and find out what we actually created, click play below.