An anti-racist magazine for children 3-12 and the grown-ups who love them.
Our mission is simple -- to help you as a parent, educator or caregiver guide your child as they journey towards being actively anti-racist.
We use decolonized history and culture interwoven with our anti-bias educational goals to help you guide your child in a developmentally appropriate way.
Ditto Kids magazine is published twice a year and includes activities, conversation prompts, and worksheets to help your child explore anti-bias and anti-racism in a concrete and accessible way.
We feel so privileged to have Baba Wagué Diakité join us as our guest editor along with the amazingly talented illustrators and activity creators who worked with us to bring this issue to life.
Issue two will explore the culture and history of Mali. The value of cooperation will ground us as we learn from the past and look forward to how we can build a brighter, more sustainable future together.
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Who is this resource for?
This magazine is for parents, homeschoolers, classroom teachers-- anyone who teaches and loves children between the ages of about 3 and 11. It is written specifically for the unique perspective of those living in the United States but can be modified for those living in other countries.
How should I use this magazine?
We envision this guide as a springboard for parents, homeschooling families, and classroom teachers to use to educate themselves and the children they care for in anti-bias principles: self-love, love for others, the ability to recognize inequality, the tools to address it in ourselves, the tools to address it around us and continuing education.
Continuing education is such a big piece of the puzzle! When it comes to educating our children and ourselves to be firmly against unfair bias towards ourselves and others, regular discussion is critical. How many times have you told your kids to brush their teeth? Everyone-- grown-ups and kids--needs repetition and practice to learn. A degree of repetition is built into this guide to help facilitate this, but this is a life-long learning principle!
What is the goal of this magazine?
The first goal is to inspire you as the caregiver, to create meaningful change in ourselves as adults and caregivers by challenging and developing the way we view ourselves and others. Then, to develop the way we see ourselves as a people who can create and sustain an ability to change for the better throughout our lives. When we develop that in ourselves, our ability to teach and share these values and habits with the children in our lives will be tenfold.
There is a short parent section in the back. Please read this section first and then independent of your child read the magazine. Your preparation is key! While we do not make adult education our focus, there are a number of wonderful anti-bias/anti-racism (ABAR) educators who do.
The second goal is to with love and intention, pass this gift on to the children in our lives on their journey to becoming actively anti-racist. We firmly believe that these kiddos are the generation to make and sustain change- we just need to give them the tools!