It’s Okay to be Different

FOR THE WEEKEND, share this title with your child. This month we are celebrating differences!
It’s Okay to be Different is appropriate for children of all ages.
It’s Okay to be Different from author Todd Parr is a celebration of the diversity in the human race. Whether you have a different nose, you’re a different color, or you have different abilities, Todd Parr’s bright and fun illustrations and simple text remind us that it’s okay! Acceptance, understanding and confidence all shine through in this wonderful and happy book.

Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Summarize:
After you read It’s Okay to be Different ask you reader to tell you what the book was about. Can they tell you the overall idea/lesson that they learned while reading the book? Did they have a favorite part, or did they feel a connection to any of the people portrayed in the story? By engaging with the book in  this way, they will build a deeper connection to the text and have a more impactful experience all together.

Do this with your child:

After you read It’s Okay to be Different try this fun experiment with your child! Have both a brown egg and a white egg. Talk with your child about what makes them different. Then crack them into a bowl. And talk about what they see. They’ll find that even though they were different on the outside, they’re made of the same things on the inside – just like all of us! 


If you’re interested in sharing It’s Okay to be Different with your child you can find it from Little Brown & Co here

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