Holidays are often a time we can set aside our daily routines to be with family and friends. Many of us think about eating special foods, singing or listening to holiday music, or decorating our homes with special items. For some, holiday traditions help us connect with our ancestors or engage us in thinking about religious or ethnic identity and how we want to continue it with our own children.
Valley Parent celebrates the holidays by acknowledging that:
- Some families celebrate the same holiday in similar or in different ways
- Some families celebrate different holidays in similar or in different ways
- Some families celebrate multiple holidays
- Some holidays are celebrated in December and many are not
- Some families do not celebrate any holidays
- What your family does, or does not do, is valued at Valley Parent Preschool
- We can all learn about different holidays and how they are celebrated
- All families, holidays and traditions are equally valued at Valley Parent Preschool
This month during talk-over we want to hear how your family spends the holidays. We would love to hear about the holidays you celebrate and if your family has any unique traditions, special meals you prepare, or favorite family activities.
We always welcome families to come in and share with the class a special part of your culture or heritage. In the past we have had dancing, stories, special music, and even cooking and food. Please talk with your child’s teacher if you would like to set up a time to share with the class, either in December or later in the year.
In addition to sharing your traditions at our end of the day talk-over, we invite you to post them in the comment section below. You never know when you might find something new to start with your family! You can also post your traditions on our VPP Facebook page here.
*Please keep in mind that comments are public