Book & Movie Lists For Kids, Tweens and Teens

Book Recs for All Ages from the PSP Community

Social distancing is still in full force, and the world is a bit of a scary place right now—meaning that it's a perfect time for kids to escape into an alternate timeline and wile away the hours with a good book. We’re collecting recommendations from PSP members on books for various age groups, so here are some time-tested titles to expand your little ones’ minds, cure boredom, and nurture a lifelong love of reading.

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50 Books For Young Kids With A Compelling Father Character

PSP members talk about books for young kids with a compelling father character.

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Movies Your Kids Should See to Better Understand their Parents!

This was based on a thread on the PSP Tweens Group.  Movies Your Kids Should See to Better Understand their Parents! (Be sure to also check out our other list, Classic Movies You Want your Tween to See While They Are Tweens)

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Current Events Magazines and Websites Appropriate For Tweens

Your tweenager is curious about current events. Here, parents share some of the news outlets that explain current events in an educational, engaging and appropriate way for a tween.

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Fun - and some Funny - Books to Read

PSP members share fun - and some funny - books to read with your kids and tween.

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Children's Books with a Positive, Feminist Message

"My daughter has asked for books for her birthday. I am trying to find some books that highlight girls/women and all we can do. Or positive messages to help spread love and hope right now. There are so many (and some aren't that on point--Not all Princesses Wear Pink was disappointing)."

Update: the second half of this article now includes recommendations for children's books with characters who do not conform to gender stereotypes.

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Here are what PSP members suggest...

 

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Terrific TV Shows for Toddlers of All Ages and Genders

One PSP member on our 3s group asks: “I am looking through PBS Kids to find the next show to get my daughter hooked on, but I'm noticing that the characters tend to be boys or are all pink and girly.” Our media-savvy members came to the rescue with high-quality kids shows that feature girl characters without reinforcing stereotypes. Read on for the recs!

 

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Books for Tweens on Sex, Masturbation & More

Parents recommend books about that can help their tween know more about sensitive topics like masturbation, sex & more.  

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Anti-Racism Resources for Tweens, Teens, and their Parents

A curated list of movies, books, and resources, drawn from our Understanding Race page and from across the web, to help families of tweens and teens educate and engage.

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Understanding Race in Today's Times

Over the past few months, PSP members have brought up race, racism, inequality, and white privilege and its complexities in everyday life.

Read on for resources, and if you'd like to continue the discussion, join the PSP Anti-Racist Working Group (ARWG), which is dedicated to anti-racist discussion, organization, and action within Park Slope Parents and our greater community. If you're not yet a member of PSP, join us HERE; and if you are, click HERE to become part of the ARWG.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Daily, 5:30 pm: Black Lives Matter Gathering at Bartel-Pritchard Square
Family friendly, masked, socially distant neighborhood protest. Every day, come when you can.

  

Click here for resources from past events!

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Recommended Resources:

Articles and books to read
       On being an anti-racist parent
       On anti-racism in the workplace
Books

Podcasts and clips
Books for kids
School desegregation and equity
Anti-Racism Workshops
Other resources to keep you engaged
Organizations/places to donate
Past events
Other tips

Have a tween or teen at home? Also check out our roundup of Anti-Racism Resources for Tweens, Teens, and their Parents.

Read Park Slope Parents' statement on Black Lives Matter here.

 

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Books About All The Different Kinds Of Wonderful Families

Here s is a recommendended list of books for kids that feature all types of wonderful families.  If you have any you would like to add, email us at hello@parkslopeparents.

 

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How to tell children they were conceived though IVF?

Was your child conceived through IVF? Here, members discusses their children where they came from.

 

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