My Heritage Book by kidsHeritage

My Heritage Book is a customizable book for children that teaches them about their countries of origin.  From the book's creators: It's a super fun, educational, award-winning, and personalized children's book that celebrates your child's heritage. It takes families on a wonderful journey into their pasts, while exploring their origins. It's a true gift to… Continue reading My Heritage Book by kidsHeritage

Kids Book Review: When Washington Crossed the Delaware by Lynne Cheney

This Christmas I received the book When Washington Crossed the Delaware by Lynne Cheney to read to my children (yes, it was on my Christmas list, because it is as much fun for me as it is for them).  This book is aimed at children from ages 5 to 9.  The author is probably best known… Continue reading Kids Book Review: When Washington Crossed the Delaware by Lynne Cheney

Kids Book Review: My Little Golden Book About George Washington by Lori H. Houran

Recently while at Barnes and Noble I came across My Little Golden Book About George Washington by Lori H. Houran.  I am always looking for good books for my children to teach them about history and family history.  This looked like a particularly good one, so I bought it for my little ones. The book came out… Continue reading Kids Book Review: My Little Golden Book About George Washington by Lori H. Houran

Genealogy and Children, Jesse Bear

One of my favorite books to introduce small children to family history is Climb the Family Tree, Jesse Bear! written by Nancy White Carlstrom and illustrated by Bruce Degen.  This is the same team that has created all of the Jesse Bear books, including Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?  Also, the illustrator wrote and illustrated the… Continue reading Genealogy and Children, Jesse Bear

Sharing Genealogy with Children Using a Family Tree Poster

When I was expecting my second child, I decided to make a family tree poster showing our family, ready to plug in the picture of the new baby.  I chose the poster design to be the Ancestry MyCanvas "Combination Pedigree" with five generations.  A link to the MyCanvas family tree posters is here.  The site integrates with… Continue reading Sharing Genealogy with Children Using a Family Tree Poster

Sharing Family History with Children Through Books

Too often I hear people learning about family history wishing they had started their interest in family history when they were younger and had more older relatives to ask about their families.  We can introduce our children to general history and family history so they can have more opportunity to learn about their families from older relatives. I have… Continue reading Sharing Family History with Children Through Books