Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Make Everyday Count!

As you are counting down the days until Christmas or for some of you, how many more days you have left to get your shopping done...try to slip in a little math by helping your child count down the days on the calendar until Christmas. It is a fun tradition to start and at the same time a great way to help your child recognize their numbers and the concept of time.

For a visual, make a paper chain with one link for each day remaining until Christmas.  By removing a  link each day, children can visualize the big day drawing near.

Again, this season is all about making memories and starting traditions with your family. So as you are counting down the days, you could even try to plan something special to mark each day until Christmas. For example, bake cookies for Daddy or a neighbor (simple recipes to come!), or make homemade cards for friends or your child's teacher.

So let's make every day count! Tis the season to be jolly!

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