Introduce fireworks with video

If you have fireworks from the previous years on a video, then you should show them to your toddler. Let them see how the fireworks look and sound in the comfort of their own home.

Preparing baby with small fireworks

If it is possible, prepare your baby with some small fireworks at home.

There are poppers, and some small but noisy firecrackers. Try each one out in front of him/her (but not close). Feel their reaction and remember this is new to him or her so they may and may not like them.

Hold your own Groundhog Day party.

You don’t even need a groundhog: any critter (or human) will do for the starring role. Simply have your star emerge from a hiding place, glance at the ground and scurry back.

If there’s enough sunlight to cast a shadow, you’ll have six more weeks of winter; if the day is overcast, spring is heading your way fast.

The Hanukah Tradition

Traditionally the Hanukkiah (menorah for Hanukkah) was lit with oil, not candles, and the tradition of eating fried foods like latkes and sufganiyot comes from this celebration of oil. Lead your toddlers into their study of Hanukkah by talking about these familiar foods and the symbol of the Hanukkah.

Paint a bunny face

Children love to have their faces painted. Here’s an easy way to turn your little one into Peter Cottontail’s helper:

Draw an upside-down triangle on the child’s nose with the brush from brown or black liquid eyeliner. Fill in completely. Rub a circle of rouge on each cheek. Paint three whiskers with the eyeliner on each side of the face, starting from the nose and extending across the cheek.

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Keep your toddler from getting sick from Easter

Do not to let your child overdo it on the chocolate front. A little goes a long way so try to limit your child’s intake, especially if he or she is very young.

You can buy relatively small eggs from most shops; as tempting as it may be to buy your child a giant chocolate bunny, bear in mind that the last thing that you want over Easter is a sick toddler or baby.

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Halloween safety tip

If your kids are old enough to trick-or-treat without an adult, tell your kids to stay in a group. – http://ow.ly/d3jdR

Hanukkah activities

Hanukkah comes with a long list of its own activities, and you can also develop your own. You can lead your toddlers through renditions of the dreidel song and "Oy Hanukkah" in either English or Yiddish, as well is the Israeli song "Sevivon."

You can also have toddlers practice spinning the dreidel, keeping in mind to encourage the activity and not the competitive side of the game.

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