December, what a busy month with so much to do! From a toddler’s point of view, the holidays can seem like a dizzy blur. It would serve us all well to make a conscious effort to slow down to a toddler’s pace and take the time to enjoy every detail during this busy month. There are so many things to enjoy; special foods, music, lights, fragrances and scents.
“If we could all see things through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything…”
During this busy time of year it’s best to keep things simple and allow your toddler plenty of time to accomplish their tasks. Transitions can be difficult for toddlers, especially when things are busy, so try to plan activities that include extra transition time for your toddler. Keep in mind that toddlers enjoy a consistent routine so try to keep to your regular schedule as much as possible. That being said, don’t forget to involve your toddler. While writing out holiday messages, provide your toddler with paper and pencil so they can write their own messages too. Bake and cook with your toddler – it isn’t as scary as it sounds, I promise! The Pigeon Plums bake and prep food everyday in the classroom. We are even working toward baking bread in this coming new year.
Wishing everyone a sense of calm during this busy and sometimes overwhelming time of year,
Ms. Dori and Ms. Šárka