Student:  I'm losing my colour.

Teacher: What do you mean?

Student: I went on vacation and I was brown like chocolate -just like you Miss Duff and now I'm losing it.

Teacher: (laughs out loud)

I couldn't help but laugh after this conversation.  I always say that children are not blind and they notice many things -  including skin colour. It is up to us, as family members and educators, to help guide their world, answer their questions and explain concepts such as a tan lol.  It's not bad that they notice, it's an opportunity to share and start the conversation.


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Stephanie Duff

Educator and Author
She is a passionate teacher in Toronto, Canada who has been teaching children for over 10 years.

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