Author: Ariel Gory

Ariel Gory

Ariel Gory is the lead Education Specialist for Early Childhood Programs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She develops programs for children, ages 0 to 8, that support their positive identity development, joy in human diversity, sense of justice and ability to advocate for themselves and others. Ariel also designs resources and workshops to empower caregivers and educators in talking about race, history and culture with young children.

When abstract concepts, such as fairness, race and differences, are explored with picture books, spoken about during play or introduced in activities like art-making, they are accessible to children and better understood. (Jaclyn Nash, National Museum of African American History and Culture)
Learning about a major news event as it transpires can be stressful for families to navigate and process together. (Getty Images)