The holidays are a time for family, friends and a lot of food. A time to reflect and reconnect; a time to be thankful. It is also a time when some essential skills are put to the test.
In this busy season, we write holiday cards, we create budgets, we read the timeless classics, we work to perfect new and old recipes, we order gifts online, we add up our bills, we attempt to communicate with our families.
Adding to the long list of things to do this season, actively engage in literacy activities and discuss them with your family and friends. Read Frosty the Snowman as opposed to watching the cartoon. Have your children read the recipe for gingerbread cookies as you create the yummy treats. Learn how to set up the webcam and have an online chat with your friend in another country. Put the read back in romance and cuddle up by the fire with a novel.
Make the best moments of the holidays, learning moments – in every sense of the word.