One of the best ways to teach your kids about different events and holidays is through books. However, instead of your typical, sometimes boring, informational book, I like to try and find books that bring a different perspective. Here are a couple of my favorite finds for President’s Day:
Although this may be the only story you’ve heard about him, I’m sure you’ve heard the story about our 27th president getting stuck in the bathtub. This picture book by Mac Barnett tells the already amusing story in a way that is sure to teach your kids something new.
This book, White House Winners: What You Don’t Know About the Presidents, is different because it goes through each president and gives you what could be considered an obscure fact about each of them. For example, Abraham Lincoln is declared, “Most Likely to Win a Wrestling Match”. The explanations for each guy are pretty short, so they can easily keep your child’s attention. Also, this book is very new, so it even has our most recent president in it.
The nice thing about both of these books is that they are great reads any time of the year, not just for the holiday. My kids and I read both of these at times other than President’s Day. But still, try and make learning about some of these uneventful holidays and events eventful through the eyes of these very creative authors!