Celebrating Mother’s Day in schools is not as it was in the 80s and 90s or even in the early 2000s when we read picture books about how excellent mothers are and made a cute craft to send home specifically to moms.
Families come in so many different shapes and sizes today, which is exciting and amazing! It may mean during these holidays with your littles, more conversations can and will come up about everyone’s specific family dynamic. And I’ve always believed that reading picture books can be a great way to learn and start up conversations! So here are some books you may want to include in your reading time.
To celebrate moms in different cultures: Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
For students that have two dads instead of a mom: Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer
For a large variety of different family dynamics: A Family is a Family is a Family by Sarah O’Leary and Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer
A book to celebrate ALL moms! All Moms by Sarah Kate Ellis and Kristen Ellis- Henderson