Tag: family

  • Wishbones: What Do Children Wish For? The Answer Will Surprise You!

    Did you save the wishbone? When we give kids a wishbone, what would they wish for? Children wish for family time. You might need a tissue after watching this video. In a very special video, children were asked if they could eat a meal with anyone they wanted, who would they wish that could be? Surprisingly,…

  • President’s Day and Family Day: Connect to Others

    February is a unique month for all the event: today in the US it’s Presidents’ Day and in most of Canada it’s Family Day. It’s a special day to connect to others. In looking for an image for today, I found this one of Mount Rushmore built out of LEGO. Mount Rushmore shows the faces…

  • Happy or Joy Jar for the New Year

    Last year, we made a happy or joy jar for the new year. After a whole year of popping in tickets, event programs, and small reminders, we opened it up and checked what we did. What fun to look at the items and remember doing them! Each of us had something different that was especially…

  • The Importance of Family for Early Learning

    The importance of family and time together is even being recognized by the retail industry. Some stores were closed for Black Friday so employees could have a day at home and, even better, some were still paid for the day. Any chance, do you think, this might become a trend? Children’s learning before school ever…

  • T is for Thank You and Time Together

    T is for thank you and time together and how these influence children, especially in terms of social and emotional growth and development. The next alphabet letter for October’s posts isn’t T, but it is Thanksgiving in Canada, if not in the US or Mexico, and that’s one-third of North America. Saying thank you is…

  • The Early Years: Week of the Young Child

    The Importance of the Early Years Last week was the Week of the Young Child for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Sometimes, it feels like that every week! But these seven days were a special celebration for one of the world’s largest organizations for kids. The aim of the week was…

  • Best Way to Spend Valentine’s Day: Together

    What is the best way to spend Valentine’s Day? That’s easy to answer. The best way is together and there are lots of ways to do just that! Families will have different ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day. It might start with a special breakfast at home or somewhere else. That could be the appetizer followed…

  • What Makes Christmas Magical for Kids? Part One

    When it comes to Christmas and kids, are you a super-elf-parent trying to fit in everything? What does make Christmas magical for kids? In a really popular article over the summer Bunmi Laditan declared she was done being super-wizard: “I’m Done Making My Kid’s Childhood Magical.” She’d had it with themed birthdays, elaborate crafts, and…