When we think of the people to whom we want to give gifts this holiday season, no one is higher on the list than our children’s teachers.Our kids adore them. They nurture and guide our children every day. They work so hard and earn too little. We want to show them our apprec.... read more
A lot of the joy of the holidays is anticipating all of the special things we do at this time of year. So let's savor all of these rituals we enjoy with our children before, during, and after they happen! Here are the ones we and our kids have been looking forward to most: 1.... read more
Holiday magic often begins in the kitchen. Creating traditions is yet another way to build creativity, and the holiday season is a particularly wondrous time to begin a new tradition or rediscover an old one. So as you step into your kitchen this month, involve your children.... read more
It's the holidays! Time to shop, eat, celebrate with the family, and break out the music! Although this time of year is one of the busiest and most stressful, it is also an excellent occasion to experience the abundance of music that's out there during the holiday sea.... read more
Figures better behave when kids come in the kitchen because kitchens are a thriving space for fun math games. Who better than a budding chef to multiply, divide, or make fractions? Yes, kitchens are micro-math institutes, and the cups and spoons you use to measure ingredients .... read more
From the comfy vantage point of their own homes, schools, and libraries, children discover the world through books. Reading fiction, they enter into the minds and circumstances of characters very different from themselves. Reading history, they travel to places and time period.... read more
As parents of young children, we have so much to be thankful for. We may not feel thankful every single second, especially during the tired and cranky seconds, but every day with children offers countless small moments of grace. So, this Thanksgiving, let's count at least a fe.... read more
Hanukkah is an especially welcoming holiday to celebrate as a family, no matter what your faith or tradition. It offers a historical tale of struggle, an eye-popping twist of magic, a child-friendly game to win chocolate, a counting exercise, and an excuse to munch on latk.... read more
Parents spend a lot of time reminding their children to say please and thank you. “What do you say?” is one those refrains we never thought we’d hear ourselves say…and yet, we say it all the time.But what about the flip side? How often do we remind ourselves to express.... read more
We at the Savvy Source struggle to keep the holidays distinct (and therefore discernible) to our preschoolers. We struggle mightily against the big blur that the holidays can become, and sometimes, like this year, the calendar makes our struggle pointless (Thanksgivukkah, anyo.... read more
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