Election Connection

With the 2020 presidential election just around the corner, it’s a great time to help your children (especially those in kindergarten through third grade) understand what it means to be a democracy, why voting is important and how voting works. These resources from PBS and PBS Kids explore these subjects and more.

Your Vote Counts

Your Vote Counts

Read along with the book, “Your Vote Counts” by Mary Therese Grabowski. Middle school students will learn why voting is important.

The Election Problem | Peg + Cat

The Election Problem | Peg + Cat

Learn about elections this read-along book from Peg + Cat and see how Peg and Pig campaign for votes from 100 chickens!

Every Chicken Counts | Peg + Cat

Every Chicken Counts | Peg + Cat

Peg won the election on the farm! She thanks the voters with a song.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood | Queen Sara Explains Voting

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood | Queen Sara Explains Voting

Queen Sara explains about voting in the Neighborhood of Make Believe.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood | How Grownups Vote

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood | How Grownups Vote

Watch and learn as Mackenzie goes with her dad to vote in a real election.

In the Neighborhood Voting Booth | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood Voting Booth | Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger is asked to vote on whether he’d like swings or a slide in the new playground. His father explains the process of voting, Daniel makes his choice, then the votes are counted.

You Choose | Presley Talks About Voting

You Choose | Presley Talks About Voting

Explore the topic of voting with Presley. This video is part of the PBS Kids YouTube series, Elections and Democracy.

You, Me & Community | Let’s Take a Vote

You, Me & Community | Let’s Take a Vote

Hear this song and let’s take a vote – it’s the fairest way for everyone to have an equal say!

Vote Song | Sesame Street

Vote Song | Sesame Street

When a group of people can’t agree, sometimes they have to make a choice and vote. The group with the most votes wins. This song teaches the concept of voting and reviews counting.