How can it possibly be December already? This month signals the onset of winter and a season of unpredictable weather. Remember, the children (AND the teachers!!) go outside every day. When the temperature outdoors is frosty, your child needs a warm coat, a hat or hood, and mittens. When there is snow on the ground, s/he also needs snow pants and boots. Help your child feel comfortable by providing the necessary items every day. While we have extras on hand for occasional forgetfulness, it’s stressful for both teachers and children to be scrounging around for outerwear that fits every time we go outside.
December is a month that little ones happily look forward to. In this busy month, we enjoy talking about all of the holidays that our children celebrate. We talk about families, friends, love, giving, and sharing. We are lucky to have families from a variety of different cultures/religions who celebrate different holidays. It is so wonderful for us to be able to share our holiday traditions and to learn and appreciate our likenesses and differences. It is also nice for us to talk to the children about giving to other families who don’t have as much as we do.
I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy Holiday season!