Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee. I love the Christmas season, but the commercialism brings out the selfishness in all of us. Selfishness is the default response of our natural human nature. … Continue reading
The countdown to Christmas is in full swing. If you’re anything like me, you’ve only just put your tree up, you still have presents to buy and cards to send. I’m definitely a last-minute shopper, but I also yearn to … Continue reading
When our children were little we started a new tradition to celebrate the New Year. We read about creation and newness in the Bible and then we celebrated new starts. This included giving children (or the family) new books and games, new hugs, and trying a new food. It turned out better than we expected and many of our grandchildren now enjoy the tradition.
Something that I learned during my years of teaching preschool, is that young children (ages 1-3) live in the present. They are aware of their surroundings and the people who are with them. They might understand that Mommy is coming … Continue reading
Puppets edutain children. They can educate while delighting children. Simple puppets of heads on a Popsicle stick to the carved ones on television shows all bring inanimate objects to life and their movements can grab a child’s interest. Paper plate … Continue reading