February 12, 2016 – Prestige Preschool Academy – Little Things Mean a Lot to Kids
Little things really do mean a lot to kids and will have a huge impact on their lives. These little things may seem silly or trivial to adults, but they will make your child smile! Here is a list to get you started:
- Cook heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast.
- Wear that macaroni necklace to work. Well, at least until you’re at work.
- Tape your family slogan (Unstoppable! We can, we will! We’ve got this!) to your refrigerator door and invoke it whenever your child feels discouraged.
- Go for a walk with just one child.
- Slip a note (and an occasional small treat) into her lunch box.
- Say “yes” to something usually off-limits, like sitting on the counter.
- Go ahead: Let your 4-year-old stomp in every puddle along the way. Even without rain boots.
- Get out the glitter glue and make a birthday card for your child.
- Take in a pet that needs a home—and a child’s love.
- Cultivate your own traditions: Taco Tuesdays, Sunday-afternoon bike ride, apple picking every fall.
- Ask your child to teach you how to do something for a change. And once you get the hang of it, be sure to tell him what a good teacher he is.
- Let your child wear her dress-up clothes to the supermarket. All month if she wants to.
- Let your child overhear you saying something wonderful about her.
- Make a secret family handshake.
- Hang a whiteboard in her room to leave messages for each other.
- Start a pillow fight.
- Share your old diaries, photos, and letters from when you were her age.
- Thank your child when he does a chore on his own—even if it’s just hanging up a wet towel without prompting or refilling the empty water pitcher.
from an article by Margery D. Rosen – Parents Magazine 30 Little Things That Mean a Lot to Kids
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