The last week before the winter break is reserved for us to enjoy winter/holiday traditions. There are many reasons it is important for children (even when they get older) to create and keep traditions, including:
· Holiday traditions are touchstones that happen every year no matter what else has happened. This helps children feel secure and grounded.
· Traditions involve children helping with tasks (decorating cookies, helping pick out a tree, lighting candles, etc.) and increase their feeling of industry and usefulness.
· Holiday traditions are a natural way for children about family values, and provide a sense of identity and family roles.
· Traditions often revolve around helping others, or being generous with time and other gifts.
Please consider giving the gift of your time! You can check out just a few traditions other families in past years have shared here and here and here.
Monday, December 15th, will be our family tradition sharing day this year. Morning (10:30 - 11:30, or any part of the hour) and afternoon (12:30 - 2:30, any part) times are available.