Even small children can begin to understand the basic concept of voting as a method for making a group decision. Who wants pizza for dinner? Who wants mac 'n cheese? The resources below can help you begin talking with your child about the upcoming election.
If I Ran for President is a great introductory look at what it means to run for office as well as a first look at the election process. The concepts are explained in the simple terms appropriate for children. You can watch a video read aloud of If I Ran for President with your child right now!
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The books below can help you begin talking with your child about what it means to run for office as well as a first look at the election process. For a funny look at politics try out Duck for President. When Duck becomes dissatisfied by the conditions in the barn working for Farmer Brown, he decides it would be better to be the bird in charge! Clever cartoon illustrations show some of the iconic events associated with elections like parades, speeches on a stage, town meetings, campaign posters and a motorcade. Your child will also find out that being the boss is not as easy as it looks!
An introduction to civics for kids.
Both Froggy and Frogilina are running for class president, and both have compelling platforms--but which candidate will voters choose?
The students of Stanton Elementary School, which is a polling place, find out all they can about voting and then encourage everyone in their neighborhoods to cast their ballots.