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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Hands-On and Interactive Community Helpers Activities

Last week my daughter and I read some great books about community helpers and did some activities to recognize the community workers all around us. Now we are

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