Teaching Young Children About Dr. King

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a good time for all parents to consider ways to share the legacy of Dr. King with their children and the impact that he had in shaping American history.We do something each year to celebrate and learn about Dr. King.  One of the most effective lessons has been by reading a children's book about Dr. King and then following up with doing some additional research online.  There is a wealth of educational information available on YouTube. Below I share one of our favorite lessons.Teaching Children About Dr. Martin Luther King With Children Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, ...

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Exploring Your Home City With Your Children

Today we did something that we have not done in years.  We took the kids downtown, parked near one of the major transit systems, took the little monorail system we have, and explored downtown like tourists. We don't live in very big metropolitan city, so public transportation is very limited. Our monorail system travels only through a few miles downtown but it gives you a chance to visit different sections of downtown without having to worry about parking. For adults, this is very helpful, but for the kids, it was like being on a train at Disney World. They couldn't get enough of it! We took a few round trips, each time noticing a different ...

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