Family Read Aloud Time
Your children are going to love this book! Using circles to describe our spheres of relationships is easily understood by children. Read it during morning basket time, read it at lunch, and again at bedtime -- you will even find the littlest ones "reading" the pictures. And, if you regularly talk about the world's problems with your children, then this book is perfect for explaining why bad things can happen when our circles exclude others - circles including others are a concrete visual for children.
If you need ideas on how to talk with your kiddos about war, start with these excellent resources:
Learning at Home & Classroom Options
There are two excellent resources for use at home and in the classroom:
Just for fun, check out A Very Important Story About Circles video narrated by the Montagues' children.
Montague is the creator of the Kid President YouTube series with Robby Novak. His other books include Becoming Better Adults and Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome.
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