By Karen Williams
Picture books are a fantastic way to broach topics of importance with your little ones, and one topic that could use more attention is the relationship between senior citizens and the community at large. Increasingly, children’s books are being published that paint the elderly and the aging process in a positive light—instead of focusing on frailty and diminished capacities.
Interesting children’s books about seniors share the life experiences that shaped older adults, explore the bonds they have with others, and show that older role models are all around us, if we know where to look and who to ask! Take a look at this list of books about senior characters and aging that present a positive view and support meaningful intergenerational relationships.
What picture books about senior citizens and aging will you be reading with your children? Let us know!