Top Twos-Day: Explaining Elections

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Since politics is on many minds, and children are asking questions, I found two books that may suit all parties to explain the process to these tender minds. Notice there are no splashes of red or blue ink…just saying ;) 

 

Election Day by Lynn Peppas (Crabtree Publishing, 2010) is a great tool for ages 5 – 8.

 

Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts (3rd edition) by Syl Sobel (Barron’s Educational Series, 2012) is a wonderful resource for ages 7 – 12.

 

Short and sweet this week, I hope you find them useful!

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 20:27:56

    Hard to find balanced resources this year. Like Linda M. above says, maybe rediscover the excitement about the process with these. (Worn down – make it stop! – make the election just go away…..just gaggging. Oh, sorry – lost the magic for a minute.)
    Great find.

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    • Roxie
      Aug 09, 2012 @ 01:00:02

      So right, Phil, it would be nice if everyone just took a step back and thought about the process…gosh what a long way we’ve come, eh?

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  2. aFrankAngle
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 12:41:45

    Good point. Besides, it’s good to teach them about the process and what is going on rather than a parent’s preferences/attitudes.

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  3. bollywoodpage3
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 08:20:40

    Reblogged this on Romeo Sank.

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  4. pennycoho
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 02:52:52

    Thank you Roxie, I’ve recently been answering a few questions re:politics asked by children. These books sound wonderful. When the questions are things like. What’s wrong with the president we have? or How do we really know if the one we pick will be a good one? It get’s pretty interesting. As the ages are between 10 & 12 will check out the second one for sure, again thanks!🙂

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    • Roxie
      Aug 09, 2012 @ 00:57:35

      Hey Penny! Oh I love that the kids are asking Q’s…expecially such innocent and refreshing ones! Shows they aren’t tainted and biased by others’ views, good for you!🙂

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      • pennycoho
        Aug 09, 2012 @ 01:02:31

        Ah but you didn’t hear my answers!🙂 Just joking. I take democracy extremely seriously and don’t forget for a moment that with democracy comes responsible from it’s citizens. Of which is lacking somewhat today so it is critical that those growing up recognize the political structure that keeps our country free. Oops, got on my soapbox, sorry!

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  5. The Hook
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 01:26:21

    Good shares, Roxie!

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  6. Yordie Sands
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 22:30:52

    There should be more books along this line.

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  7. Sword-chinned bitch
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 17:40:48

    Thanks for this! I have two young nephews I’d like to introduce these to.

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  8. lindamartinandersen
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 17:20:32

    Roxie,
    Maybe even we older folks could make more sense of it, if we read the “kids” books.

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