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Putting Family Stories in Young Hands

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This is my 3 year old jumping for joy the first time he visited the ocean.  January 2016.

I have a lot of little people in my family.  My children, nieces, nephews, and the children of my cousins.  I love these little people.  I also love family history.  Finding ways to put my family history into the hands of the little people in my family is important to me.  But how?

Over the years I have done several different things that have been awesome.  You can find two examples here and here.

Last week Jana Last included my Chatbooks post in her Fab Finds post.  While perusing her list I noticed a post that really spoke to my heart.

Nicole Dyer of Family Locket shared a post entitled “Make Your Family History Book Kid-Friendly“.  It’s a great post with a fabulous idea for making kid-friendly family history books.  I was so excited as I read because it took an idea I have been working on and simplified it.

Now I just have to decide if I want to make individual books about specific ancestors or families OR if I want to do a book that includes whole branches of my tree.  I can’t wait to put this idea to work.  Can you imagine the cool things I could create using her idea and incorporating some of the good stuff from my Grandma’s boxes?

Oh boy, the ideas are just going crazy in my head right now.  I hope Nicole’s fabulous post inspires you too!

2 thoughts on “Putting Family Stories in Young Hands”

  1. I am in the midst of writing a novel for young adults based roughly on the little I know about my grandparents and their families. I am hoping it will be of interest to my grandchildren when they reach adolescence.

    These are great ideas—I will have to consider them as well.

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