We live in a world with lots of different types of people. Young children have the wonderful ability not to pre-judge others - it doesn't matter to them what people look like, where they come from, what religious beliefs they might have and whether or not they are able-bodied.
There are lots of ways we can help our children to understand and celebrate differences. We have the opportunity to let our children know that life would be very boring if we were all the same!
How CBeebies can help
Many shows on CBeebies celebrate differences. You and your child can have lots of fun finding out about a range of cultural festivals and celebrations by taking a look around the Let's Celebrate house. Here you'll find stories and film clips to watch as well as brilliant craft activities linked to the different celebrations. Why not try making a paper lantern for Diwali, a henna pattern for Eid or a flag to mark St David's Day?
The Something Special pages are also a fantastic way to celebrate how we can communicate using sign language as well as speech. You and your child can have a great time learning how to sign along with Justin.
How to make a magic moment
Food is a fabulous way to explore and celebrate our cultural differences. Check out some tasty recipes in the 'Make & Colour' section of the CBeebies website.
You could have some fun organising a 'celebrations' party for your child and their friends and serve some yummy treats such as the Besan Ladoo sweets, onion pakoras or chocolate Easter nests.
If your child still has plenty of energy after eating all that food, why not organise some craft activities using the ideas on the 'Make & Colour' pages? What guest could resist making a colourful Chinese New Year dragon or Carnival hat?