Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teacher Knows Best: Holiday Spirit

I am blessed to live next to a elementary school teacher who loves my kids and we love her!! She has multiple education degrees and is the first person I run to when I am worried about speech, development or anything learning related!! She has agreed to write a weekly post for me on some common concerns involving little ones and just great tips! If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed, please e-mail me at everythingmom@live.com
Holiday Spirit

With the holidays quickly approaching, now is a great time to get your kids in the spirit of the season. Most kids equate Christmas with gift-giving and sometimes need a reminder that Christmas and other winter holidays traditions are about spending time with family and friends and sharing the good things in life.

Encourage your children to pick some of the toys they no longer play with and clothes they no longer wear to donate someone in need. A trip to the closet might reveal outfits that no longer fit with the tags still on them!

If you’re able, head to the toy store or even the dollar store and let your child pick out a new toy to donate to a children’s toy drive. Remind your child that every child loves to have new toys and we need to help people in need – it reminds us of how lucky we are to have what we have.