We have been celebrating the Hindi festival of lights at First steps, we have been decorating Rangoli’s, listening to Diwali songs and learning about the different stories and legends. Celebrating Diwali gives us a wonderful opportunity to introduce new language into the children’s everyday play with it also coinciding with Firework night this year we were able to discuss the similarities between different festivals.
Diversity activities teach young children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people. Learning about different cultural aspects offers new experiences for children.
It also helps them realize that we’re all humans, despite differences in how we look or dress, or what we eat or celebrate. Games and activities offer a fun way for young children to learn about differences and similarities among people and to introduce the concept of diversity.