Well the season of Christmas, Yule, or whichever you celebrate is upon us. In my home we celebrate love, giving and sharing with our families and friends. It is a time we stop, take stock of where our year has taken us, and value the gifts and lessons of this particular year.
Today in program, I read the story Finding Christmas by Robert Munch. He is one of our favourite authors. We then talked about what Christmas is... Do you know what Christmas is? According to our children at Faery Childcare, Christmas is the following:(I am paraphrasing here)
To help my parents, I am creating a list of gifts the children have said they would like. We started talking about what we could make our parents for Christmas. The children have some great ideas for what they would like to give their mom, dad and grandparents. More to follow on that as we prepare for the season of giving and sharing our love for those who are close to us.
Isaac: would like a turtle helmet for himself. For his brother he thinks he would like a Captain America helmet. His mom he thinks would like a soft pillow. His dad would like a "bad guy" helmet to play with him. He thinks his grandma and grandfather would like a sleigh ride with the family; how sweet.
Dylan: would like Thomas the Train stuff. He thinks his brother would like cars to play with. His mom would like slippers. His dad, apparently needs Thomas the Train.
James: wants Thomas the Train stuff. His sister needs ponies. His mom would like a big soft blanket. His dad would like Thomas the Train.
Max: is all about the Paw Patrols. He thinks his brother wants them to. His mom however, would like Lego police set. His dad wants fire Lego. His Oma wants Lego construction.
Basti: is completely about Thomas the Train, for himself, his brother, mommy, daddy and Oma. Everyone would like Thomas the Train.
Lesley is a graduate of the Early Educator Diploma course, who excelled in her learning at Conestoga College. Additional has taken Social Work and the Law, Group Dynamics, psychology, Sociology and Redefining Early Learning and Care. She has also taking Reaching In Reaching Out, RIRO 1 and 2. Working within Early Learning and Care framework, as well as, the children and families under that umbrella is a passion of Lesley's.