Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Best Gift Ever -

Your time!
That's right spending  time with your children is the most precious gift.  Think about some of your fondest memories when you were young... Was it a movie, a TV show? Probably not.  Most likely it was when the power went out and you played games, or it was talking around the dinner table, or maybe helping your mom to cook, or even reading a chapter book as a family.

Give your family the gift of time and good memories this holiday season.  Play some board games, read a book together, go for a walk, or plan an adventure.  Books I really like are the Phantom Tollbooth,  My Fathers Dragon, and of course Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Better yet go to the library, make it an adventure to find a good book.  Work with the librarian to help you find a fun and interesting book.  Read together, take turns, and talk about what you are reading, most of all enjoy your time together.

Another fun thing is cooking together.  Children love to be helpful and learning to cook is really fun.  We eat everyday why not eat good homemade food?  It's a no brainer!  Start with something easy like  Chex Mix.   Or another favorite of mine is brownies.  And I don't mean those brownies from a box.  There is a simple recipe Best Easy Brownies this is so yummy and made in one bowl - try it!  Another major benefit of cooking, besides eating, is the incidental math that takes place - math with a purpose!

Whatever you do, wherever you go, have fun and make some great memories!