At our house we are pretty much burnt out on the political ads that have been swamping the TV. They are so prevalent that Eva has been able to quote them and seems to have made her decision on who to vote for in many of the races. She asks Allison about the ads and the people in them and she is curious. I suspect that many of your children are curious as well. PBS KIDS has created the Democracy Project to help you talk to your kids about the Presidential Election and is a great resource that you can use to start a discussion with your kids. Here’s the info.
PBS KIDS has redesigned The Democracy Project to provide fun, interactive election-themed activities for early-elementary age kids to learn about the candidates, and the election process, online, offline and on tablets. The Democracy Project includes campaign posters, presidential trade cards and:
- Sticker Race: Kids can create and share campaign stickers about the issues that are important to them and the candidates that they support. They can also cast their vote for their favorite stickers helping to highlight the creativity of the community as well as which issues matter the most.
- Meet the Candidates: An Election 2012 infographic illustrates fun facts about the presidential candidates and the race.
- President for a Day: After applying to become president, kids will have the opportunity to role play as the president for a day, making decisions about different events that a president might actually experience while in office.
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