I don’t know about you, but it’s been a challenge for me to keep my emotions in check about this upcoming election—even around my child, who is apt to pick up on any strong sentiment I may have and share it with friends, neighbors, and classmates. Our kids might very well be looking around at us right now, thinking, “What in the hell is everyone so worked up about?” So if ever it’s been obvious that we need to teach our kids about the importance of elections and exercising your right to vote, it’s now. And the “Kid Correspondent” series is here to help.
The four-part series is on the SoulPancake YouTube channel and is a YouTube original series. The first two episodes were released on Friday, and the second two dropped today—just in time to get our kids caught up before everyone casts their vote in eight days (or earlier! Vote earlier if you can!). The first episode is all about how to make decisions, and it features celebrity guests Soledad O’Brien, Danielle Fishel, and Rainn Wilson:
The other episode topics are:
Each episode is just 10-15 minutes long and is hosted by a team of kid “news correspondents”—led by exceptional host, Riah—who make the topics fun and easily digestible for kids. Watch them together as a family so you can help put some of the things they’re seeing and hearing from the adults around them into context as we get closer to Election Day.
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