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December Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Generosity is a virtue we practice all year long at The Berry Patch School. We’re learning about generosity as a virtue in December. Sharing with friends, expressing kindness in word and deed, and providing for others are examples of how families can instill this characteristic in young children.

Generosity is displayed daily in the classrooms at The Berry Patch School. This virtue is exemplified in Children Serving Others (C.S.O.). Participate as a family in the various Children Serving Others (C.S.O.) opportunities throughout the school year. A very special thank you to all who participated in our December C.S.O., Twin City Toy Drive.

Training young children to be generous can be a bit overwhelming. It’s often difficult to get kids to even share with their siblings. The best way to teach kids to be generous is to model the virtue. How do you show your children you’re generous with your time, money, and talents?

Take time to be generous and kind to others in the next ten days leading up to Christmas. Giving to others is a gift to the giver too! Additional tips for encouraging generosity can be found in this post: Top Ten Tips for Nurturing Generosity.

Recommended Books 

The Thank You Letter  by Jane Cabera  
The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need  by Stan and Jan Berenstain 
The Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright
It’s Mine by Leo Lionni 
The Mine-O-Saur by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need
by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus:
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Acts 20:35

With Christmas love,
Becky Danielson, M.Ed.
Licensed Parent & Family Educator