A Spring-Time Kindness Picture Book Lesson from Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine

Everything about the book Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine by Allison Wortche and pictures by Patrice Barton is Spring-y, from the names of the children to the plants the

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Service for Young Children: Share Christmas Treats

There is one thing my preschooler always loves doing, and that is eating sugar-filled anything. It is our tradition then to bake Christmas treats for friends each year.

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Service for Young Children: Singing Christmas Carols

Caroling helps lift one’s own spirits, and it is fun for the recipient as well. Singing Christmas carols for family, friends, or individuals in a local retirement center

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Service for Young Children: Give the Twelve Days of Christmas

Our family is trying a new tradition this year! We will be “elves” helping pass along the Christmas spirit by delivering gifts for the Twelve Days of Christmas.

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Service for Young Children: Donate Toys

Another thing we try to do each holiday season is revisit our abundance and decide which things we no longer need. We donate toys, as well as books

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Service for Young Children: “Giving Tree” Presents

A favorite tradition for our young family is to find a name on the community “giving tree” for whom to get a present. The giving tree, which is

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Teaching Our Children Kindness and Compassion

Today’s world is not kind. The “leaders” are not kind to other leaders. The people that are praised as leaders have often advanced by being unkind and self-serving. Rude

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3 Ways To Reinvent Family Dynamics

As local schools get out, I’ve heard friends exclaiming their frustration with how to get their kids to stop fighting, how to get their kids to stop acting

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