|

Creating Christmas Traditions

You can even create some traditions that may make the wee hours of Christmas morning a little bit easier. Do your kids wake you up first thing in the morning (read, 4:30 a.m.) every year? Try pinning your children's stockings to the sides of their beds. That way, when they wake up in the morning, they'll spend some time opening those gifts before they wake you up. If your kids start clamoring for gifts days in advance, start opening one gift each on Christmas Eve to give them a taste of what's to come. You might avoid hearing the pitter-patter of little feet outside your door at 4:00 a.m., and you'll have a new family tradition, to boot!

Once everyone's up and the coffee is brewing, nominate someone in the family to hand presents out one at a time. You'll make someone feel extra special, and you'll extend the festivities, too. Each year, give someone else a turn playing Santa.

Next: Activities >>
|


highlights

Bug Off! 6 Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Which bug bites are dangerous? Learn about 6 diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes, the signs and symptoms, and treatment options if someone in your family gets infected.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, brought to you by Galactic Hot Dogs.

Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
Looking for some fun outdoor games for your Fourth of July party or barbecue? Check out these awesome group games, from sack races to cornhole, to make your backyard a kid-friendly party spot!

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks