When an older dog, Tricksie, moves into the apartment complex, she helps Clifford and Jorge learn that it's possible to be friends with someone who is not the same age.

Clifford's Idea to Grow On: Have RespectClifford's Idea to Grow On: Have Respect

Growing your child's social maturity is so important! It's not always easy to accept others at first glance. Opportunities that might ease feelings about people that are different can promote tolerance and understanding. The following activities nurture:

  • social and emotional skills
  • understanding and appreciating diversity skills
  • language and literacy skills

Making a Difference!Making a Difference!

Introduce your child to historical figures who have helped fight slavery and racism in America. Age appropriate books about Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can be found at local libraries and bookstores. Discuss what life was like for these great social reformers, how they made a difference for others, and why it is important for young minds to learn about them still today.

Discover Ethnicity!Discover Ethnicity!

What is ethnicity? To keep it refers to someone's ancestry, background, or family bloodline. Take a journey back in time by looking through a family album to discover the ethnicity that makes up your family tree. Share how a person's ethnicity makes everyone unique. Talk about how people from many ethnic backgrounds have come to live and work together in America. It's what makes America one of the world's most desired places to live.

Suggested StorybooksSuggested Storybooks

Learn more about cultural diversity by reading:
I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Scholastic Press)

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