This is especially true when choosing books, music and other positive and kid-friendly media that become part of your children’s lives. In fact, this was exactly the reason I wrote a children’s song based on MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech made during the March On Washington, whose 50th anniversary is today!
Although most people recall mainly the “I Have A Dream” section, the entire speech is worth reading or hearing. And MLK’s messages are easy for kids to grasp and live out. What child does not want to be included and treated fairly? Every child appreciates an environment that is fair, balanced and gives everyone a chance. Big concepts such as respect, equality and dignity aren’t lost on little ears.
In honor of the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, I’m offering free downloads of this song on my website (link below). I’m also encouraging parents to seek out and include books, music and other media in their child’s life that show inspirational leaders, such as MLK. Find ways to help your children “meet” spiritual and inspirational leaders and their lives will surely reflect these positive ideas and worthy goals.
Remember, no child is too small to make a difference.
“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.”
-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Watch an animation of the I HAVE A DREAM children’s song here:
Free Download of the I Have A Dream Song
Free MLK Coloring Page For Young Children
Free MLK Coloring Page For Older Children (With Many MLK Quotes)