Summer is almost here and with it comes Memorial Day! Memorial Day, first called “Decoration Day” is a national holiday observed each year in the U.S., to honor military service men and women who have fought and died to protect our freedoms.
In the book Memorial Day, children learn the history and origins of how Memorial Day began, who the holiday honors, why it is important and how it is celebrated today.
The book introduces words to young children associated with the Memorial Day holiday, including “ceremonies”, “soldiers” and “veterans“, and provides a glossary with definitions of these words in the back of the book.
Not only do children get a civic education from the picture book, but they will enjoy bright illustrations, and fun rhyme, as well as a patriotic song to sing, which includes musical notes to guide them in the back of the book.
If you want to instill in children an early appreciation of the military and the sacrifices they make, this patriotic picture book is a great introduction.