Women’s History Month has been celebrated annually in the month of March since 1987 and serves to pay “…tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” Like many other monthly celebrations, its origins are a celebration of Women’s History Week in 1982, which proceeded to a month-long celebration. With so many contributions from women throughout the years and with women still making strides and being “firsts” in history, it’s important to honor these accomplishments. It’s especially important for children to learn about the great hurdles women have and continue to overcome. This is why with two young children (ages 6 & 11), we take time to read about, discuss, and celebrate the feats of women – any day, but particularly during Women’s History Month! Here are 3 reasons we celebrate Women’s History Month.
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3 Reasons Why We Celebrate Women’s History Month
- So little girls can feel empowered. In my opinion, learning about the accomplishments of women before them is extremely important in helping young girls gain confidence and feel empowered. Girls need to hear empowering messages throughout their life because as we all probably know, raising girls in this society is still a struggle. Consuming media (both print and digital) with strong female characters and that celebrate the beauty of being a woman goes a long way to establishing a sense of pride for girls.
- So little boys can appreciate. It’s not just little girls that need to celebrate Women’s History Month. Boys also need to learn about the variety of women in history and consume media with strong female characters. This will help them appreciate past and present struggles of women, so they in turn can help make a change for future generations.
- So women’s history is not erased. It can be easy to forget about the past, but as I often tell my children, it’s important to know our history and learn from it. Celebrating Women’s History Month ensures these stories are not forgotten or erased. The legacy of many important women needs to live on so future generations of women can continue to create history.
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How do you celebrate Women’s History Month with your kids?
Join us for our annual Women’s History Month series, celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of women around the world. Follow along all month plus link up your own posts below! Don’t miss our series from 2016 and 2015, and find even more posts on our Women’s History board on Pinterest:
Follow Multicultural Kid Blogs’s board Women’s History on Pinterest.
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La Cité des Vents on Multicultural Kid Blogs
Pura Vida Moms
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All Done Monkey
Family in Finland
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Let the Journey Begin
Don’t miss our Women’s History Month Activity Printables, on sale now!
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