Of Wicked Witches and Wise Men: Older Characters in Children’s Books – Silver Century FoundationThe world is a diverse place. In order to raise kids in this world, we need to teach them about people outside of their immediate family. On the other hand, some kids grow up not seeing themselves or their family represented in any of the books they read or the TV shows and movies they watch. As I began to research this topic, I quickly realized this could get out of control, so I made the parameters pretty strict: these are all picture books and a few board books —depending on the book, the age range is 1—8. This a perfect book for classrooms, because it depicts a group of kids in a day at their school. They come from a wide range of cultures, and they share these cultures with each other through food at lunch , music, art, and their stories. Not only are different cultures and races represented, there are kids with disabilities as well as a variety of family configurations shown.
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The beloved aging king and the old hag; the silver sage and the wise woman; the doddering old fool and the spinster sisters; the venerated grandpa and the irreverent great-aunt; the wicked old witch and the beautiful young queen. When they fail, you can use them to teach kids to question stereotypes. Janet Frick is a freelance editor and writer with extensive experience in book publishing. She is also an enthusiastic nature lover, photographer and amateur musician. Computer skills can deteriorate quickly when a person is developing dementia. How and when to limit access to electronic devices, though, is not an easy call.
Grandparents are living longer which means that more of them have mental health issues, such as dementia. Can you recommend books that might help children cope with confused elderly relatives? But grandparents looked and seemed much older and the idea that they might be suffering from acute memory loss or dementia was not widely discussed. When Clarice Bean describes him later, she adds that when he is asleep he often has the cat on his head. These characteristics are initially only mildly eccentric but later, it becomes clear that Grandad is pretty confused.