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My brothers love George Washington. I must admit, I do, too. What is there not to like about him? He was a well-mannered gentleman, who wrote the books, Rules of Civility, when he was a teenager. He was a soldier, turned General of the whole Continental Army. Washington was a humble farmer, who answered his country’s call for the first United States President. Everything I read about our first President, I fall deeper into admiration for the man he was, for what he believed, and how he stood up for those beliefs. His character is one we lack in today’s society.
It is so cute to hear my three year old brother tell me his is a “boo toat” (blue coat, a.k.a, American Continental Soldier). He dons on his blue blazer, his hat, and picks up his toy musket and marches out the orders from his commanding officer…big brother.
We’ve had a little help with introducing the baby of the family to this heroic figure, George Washington. He loves watching Liberty Kids, the movie George Washington from Nest Entertainment, revolutionary books on our bookshelf, and learning all that is told to him from his role model, his ten year old brother, Mathias.
I think he is set with knowing George Washington, of course, in his family of history buffs…minus one brother, I don’t think he’ll ever stop learning about him and many other historical figures from the past.
Books to introduce your preschooler to George Washington:
- George Washington’s Breakfast
- George Washington: A Picture Book Biography
- …If You Grew Up with George Washington
- George Washington’s First Victory
- George Washington: farmer, soldier, president
- President George Washington
- Big George
- Farmer George Plants A Nation
- George Did It!
- Take the Lead, George Washington
- Where Washington Walked
- George Washington’s Teeth
Visual education is great, especially for young children…
Books, movies, and field trips all do such an amazing job at making your children fully grasp and understand who all these famous people are. I highly suggest looking into Liberty Kids. Also, I’d look into Nest Entertainment, too, because they have some awesome videos, too. I grew up watching both Nest and Liberty Kids and my mom was shocked at how much I knew about certain things. It was visual, and after you’ve watched it like a hundred times…okay, not that many, but you get my drift…you start retaining all that information, and you can even start repeating the same sentence at the same moment as the character on the movie do. (I did watch it that many times…)
When your kids are done looking at a book or movie, let them act it out, if full array of clothing! Watch how much fun they have and the information they retain…
Who is your favorite Revolutionary War hero?
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