Ways to Teach Your Children About Black History Month - Stamford Moms

During Black History Month, we commemorate and pay tribute to the many achievements of the Black community. In doing so, there are several ways to get our children involved in learning about the importance of Black History. Scroll down for 5 ways honor Black History Month with your children!

Head to A Black History Month Event

The Ferguson Library has a number of Black History Month events for families in February. They include:

Black History Month Musical Storytime with Orchestra Lumos
Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. Main Library

National African American Read-In: A Black History Month Program
Saturday, February 11, 12:30 p.m. South End Branch

Black Resilience: Love & Legacy Exhibit Reception
Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m. Main Library

Cultural Black History Celebration
Saturday, February 25, 12:30 p.m. South End Branch

Craft a Quilt
Saturday, February 25, 2 p.m. Main Library

Read a Book

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) has five suggestions for books to teach young children about Black History. See the list here.

Click here for must-read children’s books for Black History Month from Harper Collins Publishers.

Have a Conversation

Have an age-appropriate discussions about race and racism with your child. Click here for The Local Moms Network’s interview with psychology contributor, Reon Baird-Feldman, PhD for ideas on how to use this month to get those conversations started.

Do a Craft

Sand Box Academy has a number of activity ideas, including Diverse Handprint Art, Diverse Heart with a Peace Sign and more! Click here for the how-to’s!

Cook a Meal

Come together as a family to cook traditional cuisines from predominantly Black countries. Research the ingredients used and talk about the history of the dishes.

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