How to Explain Immigration to Kids

Inside this guidebook, you'll find concise how-to instructions, age-appropriate ideas, and real-life scenarios for talking to kids (ages 5-11) about immigration. These are the steps we found to work best for getting your message across:

  1. Discover what your child already knows about immigration.
  2. Define immigration basics.
  3. Talk about genetics and your own family heritage.
  4. Correctly answer common questions about immigration.
  5. Explain how and when to be an immigrant's ally.

Please note: All of our instructions align with American Psychological Association child development guidelines.