Showing your child special objects can be a great way of bringing history alive for them. These families are marking Black History Month, but you can use anything that’s significant to you to start a chat about your own family’s heritage.
Taking time to ask your child what they like about themselves (and letting them know you’re proud of them) helps to build confidence and resilience. Sharing experiences from your own childhood can be a good way to start a conversation about self-image.
Family and Food
Sharing special family recipes and stories with your child helps to give them a sense of who they are and where they come from. You could even try coming up with a new tradition to start yourselves – especially if you’re a new family that’s come together from different places.
Black History Month lasts the entirety of October. Find more resources from across the BBC here.