All My Friends
Building belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators on
cultural diversity and responding to prejudice (2016)
My name is Pax. These are my friends.
We meet here in preschool where the fun never ends!
We talk and we play and we soon realise,
We have lots in common, just look inside...
Eyes brown like chocolate,
Eyes blue like the sky,
But we both like to tuck into yummy stir-fry!
We slurp all the noodles and munch every pea.
Eating together, Fergus and me.
Tall like a giraffe,
Small like a mouse,
But we both have a brother crawling around our house!
We're on the same branch of our family tree.
Big sisters together, Ling and me.
Skin tanned like caramel,
Skin brown like cocoa,
But we're both experts when it comes to play dough!
We make cups and saucers and share morning tea.
Playing together, Kojo and me.
Hair straight like an arrow,
Hair curly like a spring,
But we both love to dance and we both love to sing!
We make up new songs and we toot them with glee.
Singing together, Merindah and me.
Clothes long and colourful,
Clothes short and bold,
But we both like to dress up and see stories unfold!
Doctors or pilots or lifeguards by the sea,
Pretending together, Parima and me.
So no matter the colour of your skin, hair or eyes.
We're all very similar when you look inside.
Come rain or shine,
no matter the weather,
My friends and I are happiest
when we are together!
Building belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators
on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice (2016)