Sharing the Election Experience With Your Kids
My husband and I have never shied away from talking to our kids about our country and how important it is for every American to participate in the democratic process by voting.
So, by the time November 6 finally came around, our 5 and 7-year-old daughters were more than versed in what was going on. We picked them up from school and headed straight for the voting place. They were so excited to see how it all actually worked!
From there we headed home to watch the results. With our "You Life. Your Time. Your Vote" election kit, we all enjoyed popcorn, and milk and tracking the electoral votes. The girls learned about how each state has a certain number of votes based on how many people live in that state. And how the number of electoral college votes determines the winner.
All in all, it was a day of learning, and for them, the first time they felt as though they were actually participating in the system. It's so important to educate your kids on this process when they are young, and to continue to involve them in how America was built and continues to run because of the founding principles. Believe it or not, they actually really will be interested and want to know all you can teach them!
Did you involve your kids in this election?