Wednesday, October 15, 2008

politics for kids

i get a great magazine, wondertime. its a parenting magazine, and really the best one ive ever read. anyway, i got the november issue today, and its full of great election stuff. first, theres an article on how to talk about elections, for young kids and older kids, that clearly explains the political parties, talks about why there are different people running for different positions, and why we only elect presidents every four years even if theyre doing a crap job.

another short article is about voting, and taking your kids to vote with you, and has a blank, downloadable ballot for voting on home issues.

also, not election related, they had an article on strikes, and it was pretty good, too.

anyway, i like the magazine.

6 comments:

edluv said...

sounds cool. how well do the accurately portray the parties? or is it just more in generalities?

Uncle Skip, said...

More to the point, Ed, do they explain that there are more than two parties?

Uncle Skip, said...

Okay, I looked. It's real general and leaves room for the parent... or whoever's explaining... to give as much or as little information as they feel is relevant.

timidvenus said...

but they do bring up the issue of other parties.

Uncle Skip, said...

Okay, I must have scanned, rather than read.

Adam said...

I vote not to wash the dishes.