Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
This story is full of love, acceptance, and rainbows. It’s a celebration of being different. Kelp was born in the sea with narwhals. But one day, he realizes he’s actually a unicorn. He isn’t sure if he belongs with the narwhals or the unicorns but ultimately realizes he doesn’t have to decide. They all accept and love Kelp for who he is.
Celebrate what makes your child unique. Have your child make a banner or flag and call it their “Me Flag”. This can be done many different ways.
You could ask your child to answer several questions and draw pictures to answer those questions. For example, what is your favorite food? What is something you do really well? What is your favorite song? What is something that your parent or sibling loves about you? What is your favorite book? Where would you most like to travel?
You could also get old magazines out and have them cut out pictures of things that they love. Things they love to do. Foods they love to eat. Toys they love to play with. Their favorite animals. They can glue those pictures onto their “me flag”.
You could also get your rainbow on again and make an “all the colors of me” rainbow. On each color strip, your child or you can write special facts about what makes them unique or special (e.g., I know the names of 10 different flowers, I can ride my bike really fast, I can recite my favorite book, I give great hugs, I have great dance moves).
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