Today’s Gift Idea:
Here is today’s gift idea tip inspired by our featured picture book, NURSE CLEMENTINE. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
November 16, 2013:
Gift Idea: Consider a lesson for something you think your child would really be good at or has shown he wants to know about.
I did this one year for my oldest daughter. It was the era of “Top Gun,” the movie. She had watched it more times than I could count. I gave her a flying lesson as a holiday gift, and she was hooked. She dropped her fine arts major in college and switched to aviation. Just be aware that the lesson can also have the opposite effect – a person can find out something they thought was going to be great just isn’t going to be right for them.
Very young children may not be ready for a lesson, but they could be taken on a field trip where they could see and talk to real adults doing something they are fascinated with – playing a sport, making ice cream, dancing or singing on stage, working at a fire house, etc. (Most fire houses have “Touch a Truck” days when they let neighborhood kids climb up on the fire trucks to explore.)
Come back each day for another good gift idea for this holiday season. (Each day’s idea will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.) Read the whole story at THAT SPECIAL GIFT, PART 2.