March is Women's History Month, and it's never too early to start teaching kids about the important contributions of women in history. Children can also benefit from seeing more representations of strong women in the books you read with them. PBS Bookfinder has lists of empowering books for and about girls in preschool, grade school, and middle school to help you choose the right book for your children. The Wisconsin Media Lab has Wisconsin Biographies featuring Vel Phillips, Belle Case LaFollette, and Kate Pelham Newcomb- just a few of the many women who made important contributions to Wisconsin.
Sharing stories with your children about women who did not let obstacles stop them from reaching their goals will help them realize their own dreams!
*Vel Phillips photo from Wisconsin Historical Society, WHi-28115