Picture books can introduce elections and voting to children even at an early age. While some picture books masquerading as children’s material are really just adult satire, we focus on books that bring positive messages about voting to young children.
Cartoons have a long tradition in US politics. However, some of them can be frightening or just too confusing for children. Here are some classic political cartoons that are appropriate for use as teaching or discussion tools.
You might think that comic strips are for children, but you’ll occasionally run across political commentary or other mature topics in popular comics. Here are some of our favorite Calvin and Hobbes comic strips that have delved into American politics.
Learning all 50 states is no easy task for children or adults! These old and new songs will help you memorize the names of all fifty American states. While you may have heard one or two of them before, we promise there will be a couple fresh ones as well. Fifty Nifty United States The Fifty Nifty United States written by Ray Charles is
We’ve compiled a list of episodes from popular children’s TV shows that dealt with elections. These shows are a great way to introduce a young child to the idea of running for office and voting. Where available, we’ve also included links for watching the videos online.
These entertaining videos can teach children, teenagers, and even adults about the US government in easily digestible segments. While schools should cover most of these topics, free online videos help curious youngsters learn faster at their own pace. Videos can also review material or provide different viewpoints about the same topic. Try adding some of these videos to your child’s playlist!
Election-themed family board games a great way to engage political interest in older children and teenagers. They are also a fun way to take a break in a classroom or educational setting. Here are some board games that are themed around elections and US politics.
Here are ten questions similar to those found on a US Citizenship Test. How would you are and your child fare?
The holidays are an excellent time for family discussion about philanthropy and its role in society, particularly with older children. Let’s start by considering the often misunderstood case of Santa Claus.
Children often look up to celebrities. Do you know what political views your child’s favorite celebrities hold? Discussing their views is an excellent way to ease children into political topics.