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How to Teach Your Toddler The Meaning of the Holidays

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It’s hard to believe that the holidays are here! Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, but even more so the past two years. Levi was born 2 days after Christmas, so it made my favorite time of year even more special! Even though it is a fun and special time of year, I want to teach Levi what the holidays truly mean and as we all know, sometimes getting through to a toddler can be difficult! Below are a few ways that we are teaching our toddler the meaning of the holidays:

Spending Time With Family – Family is a huge and important part of the holiday season. We are teaching our toddler just how important family is by spending as much time with them as possible. He loves spending time with Grammy and Papaw, especially!

Starting New Traditions – Growing up, I can remember decorating our tree as a family every year and baking cookies. These are simple traditions, but ones that I hold so very dear. Now that Levi is a little older and can start to enjoy traditions like these, we are starting them within our own family. This year, we went to pick out a live tree as a family together. We also plan to bake cookies together and read the Christmas story on Christmas Eve. Small traditions that are meaningful are a great way to involve your toddler in the holidays.

Remembering Those That Are Less Fortunate- It is no secret that the holidays are a difficult time for many. Not just during the holidays, but throughout the year, we want to teach Levi to help those who have less. Small thoughts such as taking some of his old toys to a shelter or putting together gifts for children who are sick are ways that we plan to teach Levi the meaning of the holidays. One way that we plan to give back is to ask people to donate to their favorite charity or bring a small gift to his birthday party (his birthday is 2 days after Christmas), that we can give to others. This teaches Levi that the holidays (and every day) should be a time of reflection and thinking of how we can help others.

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