Photographing Christmas lights is something that can be tricky to do. Check out how to do it.
When it comes time to trim the tree, you probably don’t want your toddler involved in hanging lights or handling glass ornaments. Candy canes, however, are definitely something your toddler can keep busy with while being supervised by other decorators.
Try and involve your child in the decision making process when it comes to choosing gifts. Remember not to give them too many options as this will confuse them.
While you probably can’t afford to hire a photo booth for your party you can set up a ‘portrait zone’ of your own where you’ll take photos of your guest.
A reinforcing activity for Christmas colors can come by playing with red and green playdoh. Make it with Kool-Aid or add a few drops of peppermint extract and stimulate your toddler’s sense of smell.
When you’re visiting friends and family during the holidays, try to minimize any disruption to your toddler’s schedule as much as possible.
If your toddler continues to eat and sleep at the same times as normal, he or she will be much better able to cope with holiday festivities.
Use LED lights that burn cool so your child does not get burnt if they should grab a Christmas light inadvertently.
Save the family tree by having a special toddler tree just for your son or daughter. This small tree can be kid-sized and decorated in baby-friendly Christmas ornaments such as plush ornaments and other safe decorations.
Having a family cooking making party is a great way to spend an afternoon together. This also creates an opportunity to prepare cookie platters for your neighbors and friends to give as a token of your affection during the season.
If you are in a blended family, your own children may not want to visit the parents of their new step-mother or step-father for Christmas or Hanukkah, especially if this is not a holiday they have celebrated. If that is the case, it is probably not a good idea to force them.
Decorate your Christmas tree appropriately for your child’s age. Children who are still "mouthing" items may put ornaments in their mouths.
Put glass bulbs, lights, tinsel and ornaments that are delicate or have removable parts out of reach. Remember that popcorn is a choking hazard for children under age 5. You could place the tree on top of a table (no table cloth) or put a safety fence around it.
Children love to “camp out” so consider sleeping in sleeping bags in front of the Christmas tree one night.
Munch on snacks, leave the lights on all night, and make a special memory!
The air is filled with the aroma of gingerbread cookies, minty candy canes, the piney Christmas tree, and yummy hot apple pie.
Celebrate the holiday season with this classic Golden storybook which includes six scratch-and-sniff scents in The Sweet Smell of Christmas
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games
Holiday Potpourri is positively scrumptious and so rewarding to the senses.
Punch holes in a couple of oranges with a fork and fill the holes with whole cloves. Arrange them in a beautiful basket or a classic glass bowl, along with cinnamon sticks, boughs of rosemary, anise, and pine cones for a fragrant display.
Let the kids make their own Christmas tree.
Find some wall space, get a nice sized roll of paper, (however big you want the tree to be) and paint, color or draw a tree.
Put all breakable ornaments up out of their reach and hung non-breakable ornaments where young children could touch them and play with them.
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