Starabella Trailer

This video provides a preview to the Starabella series. Starabella is a series of books for children between the preschool years and second grade. It is a series about autism and acceptance. This is a great addition to your library as you search to explain Autism Spectrum Disorders to your child or teach her about accepting others who may be different.
Also, these series are based on the life of a young girl growing up with autism who used music to overcome her anxieties and fears. The series was created by the family involved in caring for this girl who is now a successful women. I’m looking forward to reading these myself and adding them to our classroom library!

If you would like to know more about the family who put these series together here is a link to aid you in your quest. Meet the Fialco family.


Inside the AC360 doll study

How do children view race? In this video, children answer questions about pictures of children of different colors, revealing their biases.
It is so important to speak to our children about human differences and to explain that in the end we are all equal and very much alike. Many times, we choose to ignore the topic or figure that our children know better than to be biased. Essentially, ignoring this topic and choosing not to speak about it leads to our children being taught what to think by someone else. Society and all of the sometimes hidden, sometimes obvious signs of race bias can lead our children to mimic ideas we may not agree with. It is of great value that we actively teach our children the values we expect them to portray and the ideals we want them to mimic.