no, because if they have informed parents they will tell their kids its wrong.
Will this event meet its goal of kids being more accepting?
No, I don't think kids will be more accepting. I feel like the kids would be scared to go around the person. Kids today in our society have been raised to stay away from people who look like that for their safety.
Kids who are going to this will just be confused because they are so young and just don't understand what is right and wrong. I could never imagine going to such an event as a kid because i would have thought i was in a zoo. This topic needs to be over very young teens and not kids. I don't think kids will accept what they want to do because they're kids and don't make choices like that at such a young age.
the children that go to the event fairly often will retain the openness to different cultures, but the ones that go every once in a while will probably not remember it due to their brains still being developed and still growing.
This event will not meet the goal of kids being accepting of this event. Young kids will not understand the meaning of a "drag queen" because they will just think it is some person dressing up to be funny. Young kids will not get that the "girl" reading to them is not actually a girl. Also younger kids will not fully develope why the man is dressing like a women and they will take it as a joke.
I do not think that kids will gain acceptance from drag queens reading them books. I think they won't because what has the drag queen proven to be accepted? All he/she would be doing is reading books to kids. I do not think the kids will even put thought into having to accept the drag queen because kids do not judge nearly as much as the average person.
Having drag queens read to children probably will not teach the kids to be more accepting. It is up to the parents of the children to teach them acceptance. You can take your kid to this event and tell people you are teaching your child acceptance, but the truth is if you don't talk about acceptance with them about how they should act around different people through out their childhood; then the parents shouldn't be surprised when their child grows up to not accept those who are different.
The very real world problem that this question poses is the fact that children don't have the brain development to fully decide on this being something they want to be exposed to. That doesn't mean the the drag queen/king community should be ridiculed or made fun of either. It's the simple fact that a child's brain is like a sponge. The fastest and most development occurs when you are a infant up to a toddler, which is the age group this story time is aimed towards. Because of the rapid growth and development you absorb any and all influences around you almost to the point of mimicking them. This is clearly present from a school population and the different cliques that form. If you expose a child to this type of environment they would easily be influenced to make a drastic change in their lifestyle that they might not have done before. Children should have to wait before they are of a better more developed brain stage to be exposed to this controversy based on their own free will and decision rather than that of their parents.
This event would not meet its goal of kids being more accepting. Kids this age do not understand what this is. They don't know what they're supposed to be accepting. Exposing children this age would influence them rather than teach them to understand what it is. If they want children to be more accepting to different culture, they should set up an event where people talk about their culture and explain it as much as they can to this age group instead of just reading a book. Parents could also wait until they are a certain age to be exposed to complex or controversial topics such as this one.
Not everyone thinks the same but children develop societal norms from what they learn from the society around them. If a child does not learn about something like drag queens then it may be harder for them to accept that it is a part of society later in life when they have developed a sense of what is acceptable in society. This event is set up to normalize drag queens in society by informing children of them.
This events goal is to help younger kids become more accepting with certain lifestyles and decisions people choose to have. The drag queens will be reading, not giving a lecture on the lifestyle of drag. But in all reality, I believe that in order for the audience to be more understanding and accepting, they should have an older/more mature audience . Younger kids don't have the ability to understand and comprehend certain tv show so how can we expect them to understand this lifestyle that there are some adults today that don't understand the lifestyles some people choose. People can choose whatever lifestyle they want , but there will never be a lifestyle that 100% of people will accept. There are people who discuss this topic and will be 18 years old or older and yet to understand and accept it, so there is no way this event will help younger and less advanced children be 100% accepting on what lifestyle these drag queens chose.
This event will not meet its goal of kids being more accepting. It will not meet this goal because to introduce a young child to a drag queen their to young to comprehend who they, what they are doing, and for what cause. A child may not even recognize that it is a man dressed as a woman. The point of coming to a library is to read and listen not to observe someone. There is no form of accepting in a child's mind at this age.
This event will not meet it's goal of kids being more accepting at all. Kids are not able to understand the concept of accepting at such a young age. The legal age to drink alcohol in America is 21 and this is because the human brain is not fully matured until around this age. Therefore asking a 4-10 year old to understand such a complex idea of acceptance that many full grown adults do not comprehend themselves is ridiculous. This is simply a way to the push drag queens own agenda into society under a false pretense of education. The proof of this is the event itself, they are not teaching the kids lessons or talking about acceptance they are simply reading funny books and coloring. The same that any person can do no drag queen needed