Today is a day to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is so important to teach our children the sacrifices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Because of him, children are able to attend the same school as their friends. They are able to play on the same playground, drink from the same water fountain, and ride the same bus, without giving an extra thought. As parents, explaining the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helps them give an extra thought to the meaning of equality. Teaching your children, no matter what age they are, will provide them with the tools to take them through a lifetime of understanding.
Books are a wonderful resource when trying to help children understand history. They help provide facts in a way that children of any age group can process. I love this list from Brightly
Having these discussions show kids how far we have come as a nation and how far we have left to go. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream shows the passion, ideals, and actions of even ONE person can change our entire world for the better.
My children ask questions. They remember and recall our conversations months later.
Because they need to.
Because we all should.