Learning Family History Through Play
The theme for this blog link up is “learning family history through play.” Child development experts agree, children learn through play. How can adults help children discover and connect with family history through play? What creative ways do your children learn? What learning activities can families do together that encourage learning about the past?
This link up will go for three months. You can submit your photo and link by from Apr 1 – Jun 30. Feel free to submit more than one post. Here are the steps to join:
1. Create a post with at least one image to share in the link up and publish it whenever you’re ready. Please link back to this page in your post! Feel free to use the images on this page with the theme.
2. Click the link above to add your photo (it will be sized to a square 160×160 pixel image) and a description that is 60 characters long. You can add the first 60 characters of your blog title, or some other description.
3. Optional: Add the “blog hop” code to your own post to include the thumbnails and links so readers can hop from post to post.
4. Comment on the other posts. Share this link up page on social media using #FHforChildren as well as 2-3 of your favorite posts.
Why is there a “Family History for Children” blog link up?
The idea for a blog link up focused on family history for children began after RootsTech 2017. Myself (Nicole Dyer), Melissa Finlay, and Emily Schroeder gave a presentation there about family history for kids. We wanted to continue sharing and encourage others to share ideas for how to engage children in this important aspect of history. As we discussed ideas for this, I got the idea for a link up.
I know many people are doing fun things to engage their children. After our RootsTech class, several attendees came up to chat about the unique things they have done. I also know that people are searching for ideas for kids to do at their reunions, family discovery day events, at home, and so on. Lots of us want to include young people in their family history endeavors but need more ideas. I started the link up to encourage the flow of ideas in this area. Read about why you would want to share family history with children at our very first link up here.
Thanks for joining the link up! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or suggestions for future link ups. See all the link ups here: Family History for Children Blog Link Up