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Month: December 2019

Ring in the New Year Together | Show ‘N Tell School

Ring in the New Year Together | Show ‘N Tell School

If you’re not familiar with FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), now you are. And we can bet that your little will suddenly develop this popular anxiousness tomorrow night as you celebrate the New Year. Have no fear, we’re here with ideas that your whole family can get in on to ring in 2020.

 

Cheers

Include your children in a celebratory toast, with a mocktail, of course. Serve sparkling cider in a fancy glass and their night will be made. Let them make a toast, and you’ll make their whole year.

Countdown to Midnight

Our guess is that they’ll fall asleep long before the ball drops in Times Square, but that doesn’t mean that they should miss out on all of the fun and anticipation of the New Year. Or that everyone should be grouchy the next morning. Let your kids count down to a different time of the evening instead; after all, it’s the celebration of it all that gets them excited.

Got a sly one on your hands? Let us introduce you to the genius that is Netflix’ faux New Year’s Eve Countdowns. Just give it a quick search, do some celebrating and get everyone tucked into bed by 8:00PM.

Play Dress Up

Kids pick up on things, so they know that when you’re all dressed up that you’re probably headed out somewhere for an exciting adventure. Let them experience the thrill of getting dressed up (even if there’s nowhere to go). The sky is the limit… the fancier the better! Turn on some music and have a dance party to make the night even more festive.

Set Goals

As adults, we often scoff at the idea of resolutions but it’s important to show children the positive impact that some good old goal setting can have on our motivation and overall outlook. Whether you set intentions as individuals or as a family, make sure to include your kids in the conversation.

From our Show ‘N Tell School family to yours, Happy New Year!

Polar Express Passport | Show ‘N Tell School West Chester

Polar Express Passport | Show ‘N Tell School West Chester

All aboard!

If your littles are sleepier than usual getting home this month, it might be because they have been doing all sorts of traveling via our Show ‘N Tell School’s Polar Express. 

Our preschoolers have visited several countries and even a few continents, with more exciting adventures ahead. At every stop, students have learned about the holiday traditions that take place there and how they might celebrate Christmas.

In Canada, they learned about the tradition of hanging stockings. Poinsettia Day, a Mexican celebration on December 12th, is full of excitement with pinatas and parades and the children anticipate the arrival of the Three Kings who will leave gifts on January 6th. Our students especially enjoyed sampling churros and learning about poinsettia plants.

Many students who celebrate Christmas here in the United States are familiar with the nativity scene, and we introduced the importance of this same scene for the Portuguese in Brazil. Much like the tradition of the stocking, students learned how children in Brazil leave a sock hanging out of their window and wait for it to get exchanged for a gift.

During nap one day, our students placed their shoes outside of their cubbies and anxiously awaited the arrival of St. Nicholas and Krampus – St. Nicholas’ devious sidekick from Germany – to see if they would get candy or toys as German children do. They were in luck … Hershey Kisses and coal erasers were tucked inside when they awoke!

In Italy, children wait for Babbo Natale on Christmas Eve though more traditional Italians will wait to exchange gifts on January 6th, which is the day of the Epiphany. The weather outside might be frightful, but the homemade gelato sampling that our students will receive certainly is delightful.