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Dear Longhorn Families,
Thank you for all the support with our Book Fair and Santa Shoppe. Our school earns free books when you purchase books for home. Also, block out Thursdays in January. We are offering family reading workshops with “Make Way for Books”. Children will receive a brand new book when attending.
The holidays are a stressful time for many families. Think about seeking opportunities for your family to help others. The following are some ways to practice the art of giving at home:
- Start young. Encourage even your youngest child to look for ways to help others. There is almost always someone “littler” who needs a “big girl” or “big boy” to help or someone older who will, with a wink and a nod, be eager for a youngster to “help” them with a job.
- Show you care. Whether you can give an hour a day or an hour a month, let your children see you volunteer your time to help those in need. If you can, bring your children along as extra hands and let them see the smiles on the faces of the people you are helping.
- Tap into their talents. Is your little one great in the kitchen? Encourage him/her to help bake a cake to take to the senior citizen’s center. Do you have an artist in residence? See if she would like to deliver her/her paintings to a nursing home to brighten the walls for someone who doesn’t get out much anymore; and anyone can pick-up litter, give love to pets in the shelter, or read to children who just need some extra attention.
- Make it a family affair. Everyone wins when the whole household gets involved in an effort to help others. Some families even make volunteering a part of their children’s weekly allowance requirements or family holiday celebrations.
- Cast-offs can be a first step. As your children outgrow toys, games and clothes, make a big deal of how you are going to pass them on to others who need them—either younger relatives or to our Family Resource Center.
- Trade off. Invite your friends’, relatives’, and neighbors’ children to join you when you are working on a community service project for others and then maybe they will include your children in their future giving projects. Kid’s enthusiasm is contagious!
Finding ways for your children to focus on the needs of others is a way to help them learn how to make the world a better place.
Happy New Year!