With school so close (or started!), we’ve still got kids on our mind. A New York Times article by Bruce Feiler, summarizes a study about resiliency in children, “The more children knew about their family’s history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem and the more successfully they believed their families functioned. [It] turned out to be the best single predictor of children’s emotional health and happiness.”. Isn’t that incredible?!?
As we prepare our kids to face the challenging environment that classrooms and school yards can bring. I challenge you to consider how impactful #familyhistory can be on our little ones. Tell them your stories, and learn the stories of your Ancestors so that you can be prepared to share stories that can help your children. Help them learn how to get excited about family history!
Today I want to share a fun resource that my kids love! @normanthelatterdaysaint has a book titled “Norman Finds His Family”. It is such a cute book that teaches kids about how we can be superheroes to our deceased family members!
I think it is such a fun way to teach kids about how exciting family history can be. I especially wanted to share it this week, because many of us are stalking our bookshelves for the school year!
Watch our stories today for more fun family history book ideas. How are you teaching your kids about family history?