When it comes to toys, it is essential that you put time and thought into choosing the perfect ones for your child. Why? Because the toys your child plays with play a huge role in their development. When choosing toys for your child, it is important to choose purposeful toys that will engage them, help them meet their developmental needs, and build essential childhood development skills.
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, spending time with friends and family, and for many, exchanging gifts. For me, exchanging gifts is not the main part or even the purpose of the holiday season; it’s about spending precious time with the ones I love. But there is something about giving gifts that warms my heart. A great way to warm your family’s heart is to get busy in the kitchen with your kids and create homemade edible gifts for friends, family, teachers, tutors, coaches... the list goes on!
In 2015, I wrote an article for Calgary’s Child entitled “Traditions with a Twist.” Now, with another six years of parenting, life experience, and time to observe friends and communities around the holidays under my belt, I want to share more ideas with you. I believe holiday traditions are more important than ever as we all navigate an ever-changing world. Now is the perfect time to lean on some classic holiday family activities and evolve them in order to enjoy and embrace life to the fullest. Read on for a few of my twists on traditions to consider adding to your family’s holiday season.
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