Learning about other traditions around the world is an interesting lesson in history, religion, and culture, but also an important opportunity to celebrate diversity. Here are 10 December holidays to introduce to your child to provoke discussion and reflection of the winter season.
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As parents worry how to keep the kids occupied over the Thanksgiving break, Shine steps in to fill the void! And with Thanksgiving falling so late this year, Christmas will soon be upon us. Here are a few events happening in Long Island and around the East End this month to get you into the spirit of the holidays.
The roots of Halloween can be traced back to a Celtic holiday known as Samhain (pronounced: sOW-in). If you can’t make it to Ireland with the kids this year, fear not! We’ve got you covered with five Celtic recipes the kids can enjoy cooking with you for Halloween. As you can imagine, each recipe comes with a historic story of its own to tell.
Autumn is a blissful time where trees burst with dying beauty and blaze like torches, lighting the way to winter. Gathering our families up for a fall foliage hike is a treasured tradition for us here in the East End. Create warm family memories, enjoying an active, bright, clear weekend at one of these East End hidden gems.
Mind/body wellness is a growing area of child research that seeks to improve physical health through the reduction of mental stress. Taking care of the body can have a tremendous impact on mood and overall happiness. Start developing your child’s mind/body wellness connection by trying one of these wellness activities.