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Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Blog, Blog, December Themes |

The Gift Of Giving

The Gift Of Giving

We wish all of our readers Happy Winter Holidays, whatever, however, wherever you celebrate.  Lots of these winter holidays include some type of gift giving traditions. The concept of giving is important for children to learn and practice!

We started with a few small empty gift boxes, squares of wrapping paper, and transparent tape at the table.  We worked with small groups and helped when needed.  The teachers talked with the children about who they wanted to give a gift to.  We discussed that these were pretend gifts and had no toy inside.  Each child enjoyed giving and receiving the “gifts”.   The next day we put all the wrapping supplies in the sensory table.  The children had the skills to work almost completely independently though some still had difficulty with the tape.  This was great fun for all. We  hope your children can can learn the art of gift giving too!

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