7 Kid-Friendly Resources to Commemorate Pride as Chosen by Child Development Specialists and Educators

7 Kid-Friendly Resources to Commemorate Pride as Chosen by Child Development Specialists and Educators

June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the diverse experiences, identities, and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. For families with kids, this month offers a unique opportunity to teach inclusivity, acceptance, and the importance of standing up for equal rights. Engaging kids in Pride Month can be both educational and fun, thanks to a variety of kid-friendly resources. From vibrant picture books and inclusive movies to community events and creative activities, these resources help young minds understand and embrace the spirit of Pride in a meaningful and age-appropriate way.

For Ages 3-5

1. Adventures with My Daddies by Gareth Peter, Illustrated by Garry Parsons

"A diverse family embarks on a series of whimsical adventures in this Own Voices bedtime read aloud, perfect for LGBTQ+ and adoptive families!" See more here.

2. Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman, Illustrated by Carol Thompson

"From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together." Get it here.

For Ages 4-8

3. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings

"The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for trans kids everywhere." Read more here.

4. The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess, Illustrated by Olga de Dios

"Playing off "The Wheels on the Bus," this nursery rhyme book from a founder of Drag Story Hour is a fun, freewheeling celebration of being your most fabulous self." See more here.

For Ages 5-12

5. Stonewall Uprising Puzzle Game by Historicons

"Historians have to piece clues together to learn about the past. Now it's your turn! Learn all about The Stonewall Uprising, celebrating LGBTQ+ History." Learn more here.

For Ages 10+

6. From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson

"Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narrator." Read more here.

7. Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

"Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight." Read the book or watch the movie adaptation, Love, Simon.

Happy reading, puzzling, and watching to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride all year long!

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