The Holiday Season is a time for family traditions. Retelling stories from your childhood and establishing new holiday experiences with your own family is one of the joys of the season.
One of my fondest memories, as a child, was listening to Christmas stories with my parents and sisters. As a parent, I continued the tradition of reading enchanting Holiday stories to my own children. As my children grew, I asked them to write Holiday stories of their own. However, Holiday traditions can be so much more than just sharing great books and stories!
- Reading recipes and following baking directions are a fun and tasty way to make reading meaningful.
- Reading and writing Holiday cards and family newsletters helps children experience the power of the written word.
- Writing upcoming events, on your child’s own Holiday calendar, keeps your child organized.
- Writing gift tags gives writing a purpose.
- Making Holiday coupons, as gifts for others, offers your child the opportunity to help a family member or friend.
- Writing letters to Santa or playing the Dreidel game lets your child focus and pay attention to details.
Let this holiday season bring joy to your family, while being a joyful learning experience for your child!
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