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Martin Luther King Jr.

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The best way to teach our children about the history of our nation is through books and stories. Children love stories! Sometimes we tend to think that our children may be too young to understand learning about history at such a young age. There are many ways to teach children about our history and put it into terms that they can relate to and understand.

With Martin Luther King Jr. day coming on January 18, 2010, we should be discussing with our children who he was and how he is important to our history. Elementary schools touch base on this and so can preschool teachers and parents.

We teach our children the importance of being kind, caring, and accepting one another for who they are. These are skills that we begin teaching even at infancy when your modeling caring and loving behavior to your child and others as well. We set the examples for our children and that is how they learn. 

Martin Luther King Jr. inspired so many people in our nation. We can teach children his message in a way that they understand and can relate to. There are many books that you can read to your child about who Martin Luther King Jr. was.

Here are a few books to check out either at your local library or Barnes and Noble; Who was Martin Luther King Jr. by Bonnie Bader, A Picture book of Martin Luther King Jr. by David Adler.

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