One of the great things about being in adoption groups is getting to know a variety of families. A few weeks ago another mom shared a new children’s book series that hopes to expose children to a variety cultures, abilities and experiences. After checking out their Kickstarter campaign, I reached out to one of the founders of MVP Kids and asked if there is anything I could do to support what I believe will be a wonderful contribution to children’s literacy.
MVP Kids is not just for foster or adoptive families, it isn’t even just for kids with special needs. MVP Kids is for ALL families that that are looking to celebrate and normalize diversity and inclusion in their lives. As a matter of fact, I would highly recommend these books for those of you that would like to expose your children to a variety of ethnicities and abilities.
MVP Kids Children’s Book Review:
For this review, I was provided the digital copy of Celebrate! Mommies and Daddies and Celebrate! Our Differences! Right from the beginning of the first book, I noticed the tiny details that make MVP Kids so unique. Beyond the obvious differences like skin color, the writers at MVP Kids take notice into little things like an Italy t-shirt and a child size walker in the corner. Each page of the book is created with such intricate detail that I had to look at them several times each to take note of all the opportunities for discussion. I am particularly fond of the the Swahili family that includes a baby wearing Daddy!
In the second book, Celebrate! Our Differences I found another charming story teaching children to see past differences and embrace friendship. As a diverse family, we often find children apprehensive to interact with our children. Children are naturally curious about Ezra’s hearing aids and glasses or Lydia being Asian. Parents can often unintentionally make it even more ackward by pulling their children away or shushing them out of embarrassment. Another thing that I love about the teaching tools in the
Celebrate series is the parent tips at the end of the book. Head, Heart, Hands is the method of parent tips. Informing the child (teaching them something, reaching their hearts through lesson based on love and not fear and lastly practical hands on practice.
About the MVP Kids Children’s Book Series:
Celebrate! Our Differences
Celebrate! Flying Colors
Celebrate! Going to the Doctor
Celebrate! Going to the Dentist
Celebrate! Mommies and Daddies
What Can You Do?
MVP Kids has started out with a very modest Kickstarter goal of $7500.00 which they have already exceeded! Woo Hoo! But does that mean they don’t need your help? Absolutely not, They have a stretch goal that will enable them to donate 1 book per backer to a charity that serves foster children. Can you help them reach their goal? While I was provided with a digital copy of the book, I really wanted to see these amazing books come to fruition, so I decided to step up and become a backer too! For just $15 you will receive two MVP Kids books. If you can’t back the project then please consider sharing on your social media channels.
I can’t wait to get these books into the hands of my children! I know they are going to appreciate having characters that look the same and have the same abilities too!