Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!!!!!!

We will be casting our vote how about you??
Also, I wanted to share this great newsletter that I received from www.Kidsoffthecouch.com
Take Your Kids to the Voting Booth on Election Day!
Answering the Question: "What does the President do, anyway?"
If you've been a subscriber for a while, you know that our advice on Election Day is to bring your kids into the voting booth (
Click here for our adventure on the primaries, including tips for talking to kids about the electoral college system). Letting them stay up to watch the election results is even more fun that having them punch the chad through the hole! Whomever takes over the helm as President will be stewarding a troubled nation through rough times. We don't envy the position, and it reminds us of 1972's The Candidate, in which Robert Redford plays a liberal lawyer chosen to run for Senate against an entrenched Republican incumbent. Since the pols figure he won't win, he's encouraged to say whatever he feels on the campaign trail; shockingly, he wins! As he's horded by the media he turns to his chief aide and, in one of cinema's famous lines, asks "What do we do now?" It's a great time to discuss the role of government with your family. Here's a list of books and movies to fuel discussion about what the new President's job entails.
Movies about Getting Elected and the Presidency Elementary School:
High School:
Books about the Presidency Elementary School:
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
We also love the
Schoolhouse Rock series about government, which comes in CD format for your drives around town. You'll all be singing along. Now.... Get out there and fulfill your civic duty!Diane and SarahFounders, Kids Off The Couch
Kids Off The Couch



Pamela said...

Dear Stacy,
You rock!!! Thank you so much for posting the Kids Off The Couch newsletter about Voting. LOVE your site.
Pam - Kids Off The Couch

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