Anti-Bias Approaches in the Early Years

A very useful handbook for those working with young children. It begins by explaining what is meant by an anti-bias approach. Then there are some very good suggestions for staff training sessions which explore ways of making all children feel include

W is for World: Around the world ABC

This ’round the world’ alphabet book covers more than 20 countries from Senegal to Nepal. It is an alphabet book of people, cultures and customs. It tells about the homes we live in, the kinds of food we eat, the clothes we wear and the families we live with.

Start with a Story

An excellent handbook which suggests ways of using storybooks to explore feelings, experiences and issues with young children. A variety of tried and tested activities are illustrated with a range of stories. Three approaches are exemplified.

Writing Our Past

A handbook which uses biographies about black people who were part of British society to develop a mix of literacy and history skills. The contents are organised around the following themes: planning and preparation, teaching and learning, assessing

The Nine Silly Brothers and Other Stories from Eritrea

I found this collection of eleven folk stories compelling. Collected from Eritrean refugees and Eritrean schools, they live and change as they are told and retold. In creating this book, the stories were told to Sheffield children who quickly related

From Prejudice to Genocide

This is an excellent resource for teaching about the Holocaust. It traces the history of anti-semitism, and includes the experiences of gypsies, homosexuals, people with disabilities and others who were persecuted. Themes of collaboration, indifference, obedience, dehumanisation, resistance and rescue are explored.