All that is an aside. I thought I'd share what we are doing today to celebrate President's Day, and give you some great links if you have some kids of your own that you'd like to connect with a bit of the history and/or politics of our great country.
We started off the day taking a virtual tour of the White House. That was fun, and interesting. There is a 'kids' link to that has a really cute video of the Presidential Dog, Barney in his quest to become a Junior National Park Ranger.
This President's Day page has really great, and simple information and activities for kids of various ages. We really enjoyed reading about how Lincoln got his beard!
With all this presidential talk, it seemed like a great time to discuss the upcoming election and the candidates. It can be really tough explaining the issues to kids, so I'm still searching for a good website that would make things kind of easy and concise. If anyone knows of any good resources for this, I'd be really grateful for some help on this one!
And, in my quest to learn more about what is going on in the world of politics, so that I can be a better, more responsible citizen (AND so that I can have half-way intelligent discussions with my husband who loves to talk politics!!), I've been trying to keep up with this blog...and would recommend it to other moms who don't have time to watch the news, debates or read newspapers (or really anything else that wasn't written by Dr. Seuss!)! I've found it to be fairly quick to read, somewhat easy to understand, and non-biased. You should check it out (even if you're not a mom!) Just click below to visit.
Have a great holiday, for those of you who are off today. And take a moment to be thankful for great men such as Washington and Lincoln, whose convictions and resolve have resulted in many of the freedoms we enjoy in this country~not the least of which is the right to blog!! :)