Updated: Apr 2, 2021
Babies start recognizing race a lot earlier than you might anticipate. Did you know: Infants nonverbally categorize people by six months of age, and favor people who look like their caregivers? Ensuring that your child has diverse caregivers and loved ones in their life might be tricky currently since most people are still social distancing due to the pandemic surging in numerous areas of the world. So currently many babies are only exposed to a smaller group of people that might be exclusively their parents or guardians. But there are ways you can influence your child to be Anti-Racist, even from the beginning of their life. "Anti-Racist Baby" by Ibram X. Kendi is a new book (just released this June) that gives children language and reasoning that will help them to understand the importance of talking about race and providing words for any nonverbal observations they make. Also, babies and toddlers LOVE seeing other babies.
"Anti-Racist Baby" also does a wonderful job at showing adults how to model behavior for children in a loving way as we guide our children to create a safer and just world. I love, love, love this book!
Also, be sure to check out Tiffany Jana's youtube channel for resources
and more quality read-aloud childrens books like this one.