Updated: Dec 13, 2021
We live in a multicultural world, and for that reason, it is important that children understand and respect diversity. Diversity is a word that addresses all things that are around us which have their unique and particular characteristics. It is not possible to find two exactly identical people, animals, plants, things, families, etc. The variety of things around us is what makes this world beautiful and authentic.
We can show children how wonderful it is to live in a world full of amazing and unique people by showing them other children from different parts of the world.
In BeMontessori, we strongly believe that only by educating towards peace we will develop a better society and world. Dr. Maria Motessori said: “Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education.”
We want to share this idea and help parents and educators to introduce the concept of diversity to young children. Find and download our freebie "Cultural Diversity" here.
How to introduce diversity to children with the "Cultural Diversity" material?
First of all, work with the "Classification Cards" and "Posters-Labels" to learn about the continents. If you happen to have a globe, show to your children all continents there too. There are also some coloring pages of the continents and world map that children can color. Then, use the "Children around the World Cards" to show children that there are a lot of people that are unique and special living on Earth.