Why Am I Different by Norma Simon It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. WE AND THE COLOR is an award-winning online magazine for your daily art and design inspiration. We sometimes think of colors as objective properties of objects, much like shape or volume. The language wasn't condescending; it explained things perfectly for young children. For example when a blue object is hit with light rays the object reflects only blue light and absorbs all other light. Please confirm that you are not in fact a robot and tell us what you got in the comments below! (ages 3-7) "What color is your skin? As different societies developed names for colors, across the globe, isolated cultures went about naming the colors, but weirdly, they all generally did it in the same order. We need to map all this data onto something palatable to human senses, and we do that by assigning artificial colors to the images. I appreciate that it is bilingual and has activities to support the text. Worked for a classroom setting, though. Not all of these cones are alike. I believe this is a must-own book for both home and classroom libraries. This All the Colors We Are Lesson Plan is suitable for 1st - 6th Grade. That’s why we have created our tights’ styles to be unisex, for all to enjoy! Silver – 23% White – 15% We feature outstanding projects in various creative fields. good intro to topic. Skin color comes from your parents, the sun and a chemical in your skin called melanin. Many. Something went wrong. Start with the three primary colors. Magnificent color photographs and simple, engaging language capture the essence of one way we are special and different from one another—our skin color! There is a lot of biological oversimplification here and not a lot of nuance about culture, or about the idea that kids and parents aren't always related by blood. It brings the point of the story home more than illustrations ever could. So now that we know the reason for popular car colors now, we wanted to figure out why, if perhaps trends are always or often tied to current events like a recession or depression. Sometimes it seems that well meaning adults over simplify concepts because they think they need to make it easier for children to understand. Without that, we wouldn't be able to actually do science. by Redleaf Press, All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel/The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color. And yet, for most of us, color remains, by and large, an unknown. Includes unique activity ideas. This exciting new partnership demonstrates our shared goal of opening up access to potentially life-saving genetic information and helping people lead healthier lives.” The activities at the end of the book are going into my lesson plans. All The Colors We Are is a beautiful children’s book that explains why people have varying skin tones and colors. We could get our vision tested and find out who was better at perceiving colours, but we would never know what it was like to be the other person seeing a particular colour. It was published by Henry Holt and Company. They wouldn't pay attention. Each page you turn to has a small footnote at the bottom that guides readers to the references for fun activities for children. The author, Katie Kissinger, gains major points for translating the text into Spanish. Katie Kissinger, MA. This book offers children a simple, scientifically accurate explanation about how our skin color is determined by our ancestors, the sun and melanin. The square color scheme is similar to the rectangle, but with all four colors spaced evenly around the color circle. Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2004. When white light shines through water, it makes a rainbow. All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/ Todos los colores de nuestra piel: La historia de pour que temenos diferentes colores de piel Written by: Katie Kissinger Photographs by: Chris Bohnhoff Ages: 3-8 All the Colors We Are is a bilingual (English and Spanish) nonfiction (factual) book about the role melanin and ancestry plays in our skin color. Here at We Love Colors we believe in love, unity, and the freedom to express your unique self through the use of color. Please choose a different delivery location or purchase from another seller. My 3-year old began asking lots of questions about the different people we know and their skin color. Red is one of the most common and popular rose colors. This very beautiful book was written and illustrated by Karen Katz. 4 Total Resources View Text Complexity Discover Like Books Grade; PK-5; Genre; Nonfiction $17.95. Fantastic for adults as well. 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