In this increasingly diverse world it is important for kids to develop a positive awareness of others. These multicultural representations are just the toys that parents, educators and social workers have long needed to help teach racial and ethnic inclusiveness.
The toy set consists of wooden figurines representing four families. There is a father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, son, daughter and baby for each group. Perhaps most importantly, the four families are of African American, Caucasian, Asian American and Hispanic backgrounds, respectively.
Kids can also develop positive self-images by playing with these toys. Seeing their social identity group represented in a nice manner does wonders for children who need to feel appreciated. The toy set is good for use anywhere young people are learning about the world around them.
These wooden toys have sturdy bases to prevent unwanted toppling.
The tallest figure is 5 and a half inches in height, so they are neither too small nor big to use in the classroom.