COUNSELOR’S SPOTLIGHT: Women’s History Month is a great time to read a biography
March is Women’s History Month—the perfect time for your child to read a biography of a famous woman. Help your child select an enjoyable biography by talking about his/her interests.
If your child likes: 1.) Sports, he/she might like to read about Wilma Rudolph, a three-time Olympic gold medal winner. 2.) Politics, reading about Victoria Woodhull, who in 1870 became the first woman to run for president, might be interesting. 3.) Fashion, he/she might like to read about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who was considered a cultural and fashion icon in the 1960s. 4.) Science, learning about Marie Curie, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences—chemistry and physics may be interesting. 5.) Helping others, he/she might like to learn more about Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to serving the poor and disadvantaged.
Whatever your child’s interests, there is sure to be a biography he/she might enjoy reading. Ask the media specialist for help if you don’t see a book that catches your child’s interest right away. Read the book with your child or let him/her read it independently, but don’t stop there. Encourage him/her to do some additional research on the person and share what is discovered. (**Revised and reprinted with permission from the March 2020 issue of Parents make the difference! ® Elementary School Edition newsletter.)