Friday, June 5, 2015

This Day In June

Submitted by Ms. Amy!
With short rhyming text, and fun colorful illustrations, This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman PhD gives preschool and early elementary aged children and their favorite grown up a chance to experience an LGBTQ Pride Parade from the comfort of their own couch! Filled with balloons, children, happy marching people, dogs, motorcycles, fancy clothes, rainbows, and confetti, this book is a joyful celebration of a Pride parade, traditionally held during the month of June. Showing children that diversity is cause for celebration is a great way to both prevent bullying and reduce the impact of bullying on your child. I read this one with my 4-year-old, and we enjoyed talking about which fabulous shoes and dresses we liked best, finding the beautiful mermaid, counting doggies and balloons, and sharing hugs and kisses like the people in the parade. Written by a professor of psychology and women's studies, this book also has carefully researched end pages which explain the history and significance of the words and pictures on each page, as well as recommendations for parents on ways to talk to different ages of children (3-5, 6-12, 13-18) about what it means to be LGBTQ, and how to answer children's questions in age appropriate ways. See this book listed in our catalog

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