Monday, January 31, 2011

Many Ways: How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions

Teach respect and diversity with this simplistic title!

Rotner, Shelley and Sheila M. Kelly Ed.D.
Many Ways: How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions.
August 2010.
Lerner Publishing Group.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Real photographs of children and families will help little ones make sense of the delicate topics being discussed and shared in this wonderful tale about diversity and acceptance in a world made of so many different individuals and groups. While religion is greatly impressed upon in this book, many other wonderful points are made as well. If you're looking for a book that shows acceptance and diversity while also sharing the many ways in which different families are alike, this is definitely the book for you - you could totally bypass the text and make conversations from the photographs alone!

Learning/Reading Activities:
  • After reading (or browsing the photos) discuss with the children in your class (or your own children vs. the children in the community), the differences they notice. Also take time to find similarities despite the differences to impress the idea of acceptance!

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