Raising a Voter
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The best way to teach a child the importance of voting is to be a voter yourself. Explain to your child how the government affects the world we live in, and how participating can effect change.
 Start early
Preschool is not too young to begin explaining the process. Preschoolers can begin by learning about:
 School aged children
Children will most likely be given beginning instruction in civics at school. Augment what they learn and show that the knowledge they have learned is useful in real life by letting them in on the process – talk about politics with them, let them hear your reasoning for voting for or not voting for a candidate, and so on – so they know that voting is more than picking a name or choosing a party. Let them know it is okay to have their own opinions about a subject, and show them how to research a topic so they can be fully informed.