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Black History Month resources for parents, teachers & nursery practitioners


October is here and so is Black History Month!

And although Black History and representation should be celebrated every month, it’s still a great opportunity to introduce your little one to this important matter. Taking time to explore activities, books, and other resources.

To help you get started at home (or in the school or nursery) we’ve put together some amazing resources:


But first, how can you, as a parent, discuss Black History Month? You may be asking yourself if your little one is too young to be learning about such a big issue? or how you can approach it in an age-appropriate way?

Our blog writing elves are by no means experts when it comes to answering these questions but check out some resources that are!

Yoopies – a parent’s guide to Black Lives Matter

CBeebies – Black History Month guide

Black History Month UK website – talking to children about race

Mother & Baby – how to talk to your children about Black History Month

Toddlers and preschoolers with ipad


Videos are a great starting point for your child to learn. The ones listed below are from CBeebies and have a great approach to Black History Month for a variety of ages.

Let's talk about Black History

Black History Month - Let's Talk About Hair

Black History Heroes

Princess K's Black History Heroes

Magic Hands: Black History Songs


Children’s books are a fantastic tool to discuss representation in a fun and relatable way. Here are lists of top children’s books by Black authors and illustrators!

The Butterfly Patch – 7 wonderful children’s books by black authors and illustrators

Book Trust – 10 must-read children’s books by black authors and illustrators chosen by Sharna Jackson



Young children learn more effectively through play and fun activities. These can be a great way to immerse your little one in the learning process.

Here are some top activities and activity lists for Black History Month.

Teach Early Years - Exploring Africa for Black History Month in Early Years Settings

No time for flash cards – Black History Month preschool lesson plan

Kids Activities Blog – Black History Month activities for children

The Butterfly Patch – Black History Month inspired activities and recipes

Sainsbury's - Recipes to celebrate Black History Month

Little bins for little hands - Black History Month activities

Articles & more info

Finally, if you’re looking for some more information or just some interesting articles here’s where you can find them!

BBC Newsround - Black History Month in Britain: Great women you should know about

BBC Newsround - Black History Month: The men who made history in Britain

Twinkl - Black History Month Paves the Way for Change, 365 Days a Year

The Butterfly Patch - 5 influential black men and women who shaped Britain

Black History Month – official website with resources and articles

My Bright Wheel - celebrate Black History Month with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Mama Knows It All - Black History for Preschoolers

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