Observe the child in play areas with children from different cultures and races.
No elicitation needed.
The child chooses children of the same race, even if he does not know any of the children present. He chooses someone who is similar to himself.
Explain that because children notice differences, they often choose children who look like them in size, age, gender, and race. Early childhood educators and parents can help children understand similarities by being a play partner and engaging children who are different in some way to play. The child will soon overcome the visual differences and find the similarities.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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