Pride celebrations are in full swing this month as people across the UK shout about social and self-acceptance, achievements, legal rights, and pride! It’s a good time to think about the world your little one is growing up in and the best way to teach them about society today.
It's so important that young children get to see different types of lives, loves and family setups reflected in the books you share with them.
However, for many same-sex parents and carers, these kinds of picture books can be tough to find.
Well, look no further, BookTrust, the UK’s largest reading charity, has pulled together a list of our favourite children's books (for 5 and under) that show – and celebrate – diverse families, gender fluidity and more!
They're also brilliant, fun reads that you'll really love sharing with your child.
Emily Drabble, Head of Books, BookTrust says:
“Books can be both windows and mirrors to the world – it’s important to be able to learn about the people environment around you through reading and be able to see yourself within books. That’s why reading to your little ones is an impactful way to teach your child about LGBTQI+ themes in our world and different situations that they might face as they grow up, or perhaps that is already in your family.”
Here are the best LGBT books for kids:
This Day in June lets readers experience Pride and provides parents and carers with information on how to educate children with sexual orientation and gender identity.
This is a sweet story about Errol and his best friend, Thomas, who is a teddy. Jessica Walton writes about the importance of being true to yourself and always have your friend's back.
Read more: A guide to the best books for babies and toddlers
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