As you wake up this morning you are probably a little groggy from all of the late night presidential election coverage. Sitting on the edge of your seat as each poll is tallied and votes are determined. All of the debates, campaigning, and political advertisements all lead up to this, the announcement of our newest President. In our state of Florida it was neck and neck the entire way. While it is exciting to include little ones in the democratic process it is also a little overwhelming for them to understand. Between the electoral college and the determination of battleground states it is enough to make my adult head swim. I think as parents and teachers the most important things our little ones can take away from this process is:
The importance of making our voice be heard by exercising our privilege to vote.
They too can dream big and achieve, maybe even one day becoming President themselves.
One of my favorite books to read to help my little one understand the concept of voting is