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 πŸ˜‰Β 


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!



  1. 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.

        1. you’re right Frank! many times kids just spout off what they hear peers or parents saying…maybe this post will give one person, one thought, an individual idea…I can hope, right? πŸ™‚

  2. 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! πŸ™‚

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

      1. Ah but you didn’t hear my answers! πŸ™‚ 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!

        1. very glad you got on your soapbox, Penny! you’re so right, democracy is serious and I wish everyone took it seriously instead of just mouthing what their peers or parents say…yeah, my soapbox, LOL…thanks for hanging around, girl! you add a lot to the conversation πŸ™‚

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