We’re always thankful for resources that help make sense of tricky topics for our kids, like today’s election. Even if you really paid attention in history, the Electoral College can be confusing. So, if you’re looking for ways to explain the U.S. election to your kids today, check these out.

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This Ted Ed video about the Electoral College is from the 2012 election, but all the information still applies. With simple language and fun graphics, kids will be entertained while they’re learning why states like Texas, California, and New York are so important.

BrainPop and BrainPop JR make it easier to explain the election to kids | Cool Mom Tech

Also, our friends at BrainPop and BrainPop Jr have a slew of helpful videos, though you do need to be a subscriber to view most of them. You can, however, watch President, their video of the week, for free. Aimed at younger kids, it explains how the President is elected, and what the job involves.

And hey, if you need a little brushing up yourself, they’re worth a watch too, parents.

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