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December 2016

History of Baby New Year

The image of Baby New Year fascinates children, who naturally see themselves in the cartoon toddler who represents the transition from one year to the next. This interest can lead to kids asking why the new year is a baby, which can sometimes be tricky to answer. We’ve assembled a few facts and speculation about Baby New Year history you might find helpful.   Baby New Year History The use of a baby to represent

Help Your Kids Make New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions help parents teach children how to make changes in their lives and pursue positive goals. To make any new year’s resolution for kids enjoyable and rewarding, however, you need to plan a little. The results are well worth the effort, so next when January 1st rolls around, grab some pencils and paper and help your child create her own resolutions with these practical tips.   Be a Role Model Before you encourage

Homemade Holiday Cookbook Recipes

Every family has its own special holiday recipes—food and treats that are only made during the holiday season and make celebrations extra special. A homemade holiday cookbook is a great way to preserve these memories in one place.   Whether your homemade holiday cookbook is professionally formatted and bound or lovingly handwritten into a spiral-ring notebook, you probably want it to include recipes children can make. Kids love helping in the kitchen, and you get

5 Holiday Games for Kids

The winter holidays are an exciting time for children, which is a blessing and, well, sometimes a bit less of a blessing. On the one hand, it’s great watching those eager little faces. On the other, that much energy needs to be channeled or it’s going to finds its own, potentially unwanted, outlets. That’s where holiday games for kids come in. Here’s five games to help keep kids happy and active as they wait for

How to Handle Holiday Birthdays

Holiday birthdays often prove a challenge for parents. How do you make sure your child’s birthday gets the attention it deserves when all around you people are celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukah? We’ve got a few suggestions to make sure your little one’s birthday remains special.   No Dual Gifts! Winter holidays are expensive, and some people may try to stretch their budget by purchasing joint birthday-Christmas gifts for children. This makes the child feel

Christmas Eve Traditions from other Cultures

Teaching children about traditions from other cultures develops an appreciation and tolerance for other people. The days before Christmas offer wonderful opportunities to introduce children to other cultures and how they celebrate the winter holidays. Together, you and your child have a whole world of amazing differences to explore—why not start with these five countries? France: Shoes Instead of Stockings Your children might be a little jealous to hear French children get their Christmas presents

7 Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

A baby’s first Christmas is an exciting time—mostly for the parents. The baby himself is a little young to understand what’s happening. This means baby’s first Christmas gift is likely to be appreciated more by Mom and Dad that the little one. It also means you have plenty of opportunities to choose gifts that both parents and children will love for years to come.   Christmas Clothes Make sure babies dressed for the season with

Easy Christmas Songs for Kids

Kids love everything about Christmas, and why wouldn’t they? The lights, the tree, brightly-lit yard decorations and the promise of Santa’s visit make the winter holidays an exciting time. And then, of course, there’s the music.   Christmas songs for kids are fun, lively, and great ways to practice memory. Dancing helps with gross motor skills (and helps burn off some of that holiday excitement), while hand motions and playing instruments improve fine-motor skills. Best

Easy Number Games for Kids

Learning to count to ten is an important skill for any child, and forms the foundation for basic math, telling time, reading calendar dates, and much more. Playing fun learning numbers games helps teach children this important skill—even if they don’t realize they’re being taught. Counting to Ten Games Even the greatest mathematicians began by learning to count to ten, and they may well have learned with the same games you use to teach your