Source Publication

Creative Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 11-7-2016

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ce.2016.717245

Abstract

Increased longevity is a worldwide phenomenon placing emphasis on the need for preparation for life's later years and for maximizing the potentials of these years. Today's children will be the older adults of tomorrow. A resource that can help to educate them about aging and prepare them for the long life ahead is early children's literature (Preschool-Primary). This literature can provide children with a holistic view of aging teach them abut aging and the aging process, promote positive attitudes about aging, and promote positive aging. Selecting early children's literature for aging content, resources for finding early children's literature to promote positive aging, and examples of early children's literature to promote positive aging are presented.

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Publisher's Version

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