Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tell Them Why

When you vote today, make sure to tell your kids why. Explain to them how you made an educated choice and why it's important for each citizen in a democracy to vote.

You might want to share a little bit of Presidential history. You can discuss which Presidents you admire and who you hope will by #44.

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OUR WHITE HOUSE. Compilation copyright © 2008 by the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. Illustration copyright © 2008 Bob Kolar. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

A great nonfiction book to share is OUR WHITE HOUSE. LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT (Candlewick, 2008). Contributors include our fabulous I.N.K. bloggers Jennifer Armstrong, Don Brown, Kathleen Krull and about 105 other lovely writers.

VOTE, READ and DISCUSS. Not a bad way to spend a day.

1 comment:

Gretchen Woelfle said...

I saw several parents with children at the voting site this morning and I remember taking my young daughter into the voting booth with me and letting her make that little ink blot on the ballot. Let's hear it for low-tech ballots!