The other day, Gracie received some gorgeous mail! This package was wrapped up in the prettiest box with a gorgeous bow wrapped around it. Inside were the most beautiful kimonos ever from Haha No Yume. Haha No Yume makes baby kimonos out of 100% soft cotton fabric that is handpicked from Japan. How cool is that?! They strive for minimalism + simplicity in their patterns. What I love is that I am getting a handpicked, authentic piece of clothing for Gracie. It gives me the opportunity to teach Gracie about other cultures and their traditions.
Gracie and her friend Emma hung out in their kimonos for a playdate and looked SO adorable. These kimonos are so comfy for playing around the house. They have snaps on the bottom for easy diaper changes, too! The quality is also exceptional. I was very shocked!
One thing I want to do as Gracie’s mom is teach her about other cultures and different people’s traditions. I used to be a Kindergarten teacher and it was one of my goals to teach my students about the world and the people that live in it.
I wanted to share some of my favorite activities for teaching diversity + culture.
1+ Get a map. A map is a fun way to teach your child about the different parts of the world. There are tons of fun ways to introduce this. There are map puzzles or even globes!
2+ Get a monthly subscription. My favorite is the Little Passports subscription– the world edition. Each month your child will get a package with activities and lessons about a certain area of the world. It’s a great way to teach your child about other cultures in a fun, easy way!
3+ Watch movies and read books about other countries! This is such a fun way to introduce a new culture.
4+ Pen pals! When Gracie is older I would love to get involved with a pen pal program where we can write to someone from a different country. This would be so fun and a really easy way to connect to someone that’s different from us!
5+ Encourage an open environment. We try to get toys of a variety of skin colors for Gracie, as well as a variety of different kinds of books showing different cultures. We love to take her to disney where you see TONS of different races and cultures. We also like having her try different foods from other countries. Anything you can do to embrace the differences of others is awesome.
That’s why I love the kimonos from Haha No Yume. It’s such a fun (and comfy!) way to teach Gracie about other cultures.
Shop Haha No Yume now for some awesome Kimonos. You won’t be disappointed.
See the Kimonos in action with this cute Emma + Gracie video!