Presidents Day Home Entertainment
With Presidents Day occurring on Feb. 15, why not use the opportunity to brush up on your American history knowledge with the kids? You’ll find engaging learning experiences in some new, trivia-packed family entertainment choices.
Anne-Marie Caso, general manager of retail operations at the National Constitution Center, says that history cards and games are among the best-sellers at the Philadelphia museum’s gift shop.
The Center stocks Outset Media Games’ All American Trivia Junior, for ages 9 & up, which tests kids’ knowledge of U.S. history and geography. Another popular trivia game is the Patriot Challenge, featuring colorful reproductions of postage stamps on the board. Also available: patriotic playing cards and flash cards with historical images and facts. $7.99-$29.99. www.shopconstitutioncenter.com
You’ll see presidential anecdotes aplenty on a new DVD from Scholastic Storybook Treasures, So You Want To Be President?… And More Stories to Celebrate American History. This animated adaptation of the Caldecott Medal-winning book by Judith St. George educates aspiring politicians with obscure and funny facts about the Presidents. Also included is a movie version of My Senator and Me: A Dog’s-Eye View of Washington, DC, by the late Senator Ted Kennedy, along with other children’s stories about politics. Ages 5 & up, $14.95. Available Feb. 9. www.newkideo.com