With the next presidential inauguration upon us, 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.
Read along with the book, “Your Vote Counts” by Mary Therese Grabowski. Middle school students will learn why voting is important.
Learn about elections this read-along book from Peg + Cat and see how Peg and Pig campaign for votes from 100 chickens!
Peg won the election on the farm! She thanks the voters with a song.
Queen Sara explains about voting in the Neighborhood of Make Believe.
Watch and learn as Mackenzie goes with her dad to vote in a real election.
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.
Explore the topic of voting with Presley. This video is part of the PBS Kids YouTube series, Elections and Democracy.
Hear this song and let’s take a vote – it’s the fairest way for everyone to have an equal say!
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.