With the Royal Jubilee coming up it has got me thinking about children and history. History I think is one of those subjects that you really love or you really dislike and for me it was not my strongest subject if you get my drift.
There are wars, battles, coronations, stories about kings and queens, marriage, divorce, adulteries. It is our heritage as people and to an extent children should know what happened before them coming into the world even if they cannot imagine anything other than how they are living today. It explains so much of why the world is like it is today.
But there is more about history than a child learns from school. What about the history of their family? Have you explained to your children about what their grandparents, great grand-parents did and how they lived? Most children love to hear stories about their family and the adventures they had and the fact that they did not have TV or computers etc.
Have you shared your family history with your children? If not, why not? What kind of stories do you think would interest them?