Items filtered by date: January 2020
Holiday Activity – Interview a Grandparent and Write a Biography
Grandparents love grandchildren unconditionally. They are the children they can enjoy and return at the end of a good visit. They are the children they did not have to raise and worry about 24/7. Grandchildren are their legacy, continuing the family story long after they have gone. Grandparents are full of memories of their childhood and children love listening to their stories. Why not put this to good use? Encourage your children to talk to their grandparents and write out their biography! Get your child to record and transcribe an interview with a grandparent or much-loved uncle/aunt about their childhood. Then “publish” it (along with pictures) and distribute it to family and friends.
This is ideal for children 10+ years, but younger children can make a video of the interview, instead of writing a biography.
Fun Facts for New Year’s: Wear Red Underwear and Eat Black-Eyed Peas!
New Year’s Eve is one of the favorite celebration days for many people. Parties aside, the impending New Year typically brings hope for a more prosperous and happy 365 days.
Check out these fun facts and trivia associated with the celebration.
- The first New Year was celebrated 4,000 years by the ancient Babylonians.
- The earliest known New Year celebrations were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 B.C.
- In ancient Rome the new year began on March 1.
Ideas for Children’s New Year Resolutions
The New Year is always a good time to begin anew. This is the time when we make resolutions to try and improve things about ourselves. This year, why not get your children to make resolutions? Read about some simple and practical ways to help children make resolutions. Here are some ideas for areas children can explore to set their resolutions.
Simple and Practical ways to help your children make and keep New Year Resolutions
New Year is just around the corner
New Year celebrates a new beginning and provides a great opportunity to start things afresh! Why not use this opportunity to inculcate some good habits in your children? Children can be taught to make and keep resolutions for the coming year. The practice of making resolutions can be quite effective if you live up to them. This can be a very fruitful exercise and can lead to the development of a better lifestyle, better habits and improved perspective towards life in children.
Children, especially between 7-12, are in the stage where habits are still not firm and open to moulding. At this stage, children begin to be independent, mindful of others and start opening up to broader goals to become their better selves. You can try making resolutions with younger children too. If the children are not old enough to think about what a New Year’s resolution is and to make their own, you can still guide them!