With the Women’s March approaching, there is a lot more discussion about how to include children in these large events, rallies, and marches. I encourage parents to take their children to engage in public witness and demonstration, but bring prepared will help!
Resources that already say it better than I can:
This article from Parent Map gives some helpful tips on preparing your kids for a large crowd event: https://www.parentmap.com/article/how-kids-political-marches-crowd
And this very detailed post: Activist Mama’s Guide to Taking Kids to a March
It also helps kids feel more prepared for an event if they have a sign to hold. Taking the time to discuss what the event is about and to create a sign that expresses the child’s own words will enrich their experience and the event.
Then – Have Fun and Be Safe!