Our selection of books to explain the presidential election to kids

Parent talks and TV are all about the presidential election right now! What to ask children a lot of questions.

How to answer children’s questions about the presidential election?

You don’t have to anticipate too much, wait for your child to ask a question and try to answer in a fairly succinct way. For a question like “May I vote too?” one does not have to go into the history of French politics since the First World War. A simple answer like “No, my rabbit, but when you’re 18 you have the right too”. The type of answers also depends on the child’s age and if it is not detailed enough, they will ask you another question and so on. The children quickly understand the term “leader” and many dream of it (big as three apples and already the stories of power challenge them!) It can be explained that the President of the Republic is at the end of his mission, that he often wants to remain President, it but there are other candidates who want to take his place.

Who decides who will be the next President of the Republic? It’s us, the citizens! And how do we know who will be the best president? During the election campaign, everyone who wants to be president explains what they want to do to help their parents, what they intend to do for their children if they are elected. Then everyone chooses the candidate they think is the best and votes for them!

To help your future citizen (and who knows, maybe your future president) better understand what the presidential election is about, you can take them to the polling station, explain to them why we’re locked in a voting booth, like you are your candidate put his name in the envelope…

Presidential election explanation infographics for kids

For older children, the Home Office has made a series of infographics available to everyone to explain the presidential election and voting in general to children and to answer their questions. “Who can vote? Why do we vote? Who can we vote for? And if we cannot vote, what should we do? How do we vote? A republic somewhere else”. There are also explanations that one is not obliged to vote, but that our ancestors fought hard to have that right.

You can also ask your child what their program would be if they showed up. The things he would like to change. Prepare for the future of the Republic!

Let’s help our future generation of citizens and maybe politicians to take elections seriously and prepare a better world for tomorrow. It starts at a very young age. Our selection of books for parents!

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