Celebrate differences

Teach your toddler about different cultures by planning an ethnic celebration together. Read toddler books about foods, music and celebrations of cultures with your child, and let her select the one she would like to celebrate. Help your child create international decorations and color a country flag. Visit a local ethnic grocery store for the ingredients you need to prepare an ethnic entrée or dessert, and then savor the regional treats and fruits. For added fun, listen to cultural music or learn a song and dance from another country.