Help your child ring in the New Year by creating a New Year’s-themed craft. Creating handmade New Year’s crafts provide an opportunity for your child to learn about the holiday and have a hands-on part in the festivities. Since many New Year’s crafts can double as holiday decorations or party favors, plan to make your crafts a few days before your New Year’s celebration.
Transition times, such as beginning a new school year, or starting preschool, can be difficult for kids and parents alike. We’re all creatures of habit, and change can often bring stress. What can parents do to prepare their children, and themselves, for transition to a new routine? We asked an expert: Claire Haas is a teacher and mother of two who alsoserves as the Vice President of Education for Kiddie Academy, an education-focused child care provider. She gave us the following tips.
I just finished watching President Obama speak. I am wondering how I will address the news of bin Ladens death to my children. Surely it will be the talk of school, and they will have many questions. I stood in the West Wing just days ago during my tour of the White House. I cannot imagine how preoccupied President Obama must have been as he delivered his toast at last nights White House Correspondents Dinner. Hopefully, the laughter of the 2000 plus people that filled the room allowed our president to escape for a moment.