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Ideas to set up a diverse group atmosphere  

INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND HOW THEY CAN LEAD TO PARENT-EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP CHALLENGES

  • Displays and posters depicting children of all races and cultures interacting. 

  • Books showing a wide range of children and families from diverse backgrounds. 

  • Puppets, story sacks, puzzles and games, colouring sheets all depicting diverse topics.  

  • Home corner and dressing up box can have clothes and themes reflecting different cultures.  

  • Having diverse dolls available reflecting all nationalities with appropriate clothing  

  • Focusing on the group as a community and then extending outwards to families and other classes in the kindergarten is a good way to create unity and understanding of similarities and differences. 

  • Diverse cooking activities including potlucks. 

  • Guests can be invited to talk about their home and culture. Parents can be invited as well to come in one at a time and share aspects of their culture or home environments. 

  • Emphasize to parents the importance of welcoming new families into the atmosphere.  

  • Puppets to present social/emotional issues to the group