As the nation becomes more diverse, so should learning and playtime. Here is a list of toys, games and books that encourage children to express themselves, learn about other cultures and explore African-American history.
Every doll is inspired by girls from around the world, and each comes with her own story and ideas about how to make life better for her family, community, country and the world. Buy here.
This unique set of multicultural instruments will get bodies moving to the rhythm and allow for creative music-making. Buy here.
These kits provide a great way for children to express themselves when doing an “All About Me” project. Buy here.
Skin-toned colors add realistic hues to projects on diversity and self-awareness. Buy here.
The soft, pliable dough can be used to create masterpieces that reflect the diversity of people around the world. Buy here.
This company makes customized dolls with hair that looks and feels like that of ethnic women and girls. Buy here.
The company wants children to see themselves reflected in the faces of their toys. Buy here.
Children will relive the African-American struggle for freedom and learn about the courage it took for slaves to escape to the North when playing this game. Buy here.
This game is a great way for children to test their knowledge of 5,000 years of heroism, culture, struggle and achievement. Buy here.
This multipack of CDs introduces children to the world through upbeat and culturally authentic music. Buy here.
This set is an ideal supplement to any LEGO DUPLO play theme, which allows children to recreate scenes that reflect today’s diverse society and develop cultural and generational awareness. Buy here.
In this letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama writes a moving tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped the nation. Buy here.
With the support of her family, Grace learns that she can be anything she wants to be, and the results are amazing. Buy here.
This book tells the dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom. Buy here.
Children learn about food from various cultures and compare cultures and traditions. Buy here.
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This collection of authentic costumes lets children explore clothing from around the world by playing dress-up. Buy here.