Why isn’t inclusivity of all types of families, skin colors, eye colors more apparent in children’s books? To Barefoot Books it is important and their choosing publicatons that give great examples. The Barefoot Book of Children is such a great book to help explain how there are many kinds of people in this big world we live in. You can find more reviews about this story that celebrates diversity and inclusivity, an important topic to start teaching our children at a young age.
I was introduced to Barefoot Books by my friend Darian, who is an ambassador of the company and also a mother to a biracial daughter. When Darian and I discussed these books she pointed out that she found when reading to her daughter it was hard to find a black female protagonist present and this is what led her to Barefoot Books. This was an eye opener for me and is so true. Although my girls might be white presenting, they are half first nations and I myself am an Aboriginal Cree women so different cultures are important to me to share with my kids.
Not only is Barefoot Books focused on inclusivity but they have great messages in their books. I chose Emily’s Tiger for my oldest daughter, who has difficulty expressing her feelings due to a severe speech delay. This book addresses behavioural issues by showing how a little girl can express her feelings, and also learn to manage them.
I also love the Baby’s First Words book for both my girls, ages 21 months and 5 years. This book focuses on vocabulary while starting she appropriate conversations about how similar or different families can be.
If your interested in checking out some of the books or other products from Barefoot Books you can click here to get in touch with Darian. Stay tuned to my Facebook Page for your chance to win a Barefoot Book of your own and save 15% off when you place an order with Darian!
* I was provided three books to review this company, but all thoughts are my own.