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Teachable Moments: Election Day 2012

It’s election day – a day when we can celebrate what it means to be an American. Many of you have children out of school today – and I encourage you to take them with you to the polls! Though the lines can be long and it can seem like a hassle to have the kids tag along, it can be a very important lesson (and memory) for them. Use this opportunity as a teachable moment to talk about how the election works and why we, as Americans, are fortunate to have this opportunity. Talk about the candidates and the important job as president. Talk about how important it is that we exercise our right as Americans to choose the next leaders of our country.

Maisie, the All American Dog (pretending she voted)A large percentage of registered voters do not vote in presidential elections. Serve as a good role model to the next generation of voters (your children) by taking them along with you…and make it a fun tradition for every election day...even non-presidential elections! You can even consider setting up your own “election” at home and allow them to cast their own ballots – and follow along as the election results unfold.

If you haven’t already, get out and vote...and encourage your children to witness democracy in action!