5 Surprising Facts About Christmas

December 18, 2017

We’re now in the full swing of the Christmas season. Sometimes it's hard to tell fact from fiction between all the traditions, nativity renditions, and folklore.

But it’s important to get the story right. Since Christmas really is about God's Son coming to earth, it's important to understand what God has revealed. There’s a lot of tradition that gets confused for fact. As you teach your preschooler the Christmas story, keep the facts of Christmas in mind. 

How many of these did you know? 

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Explaining Thanksgiving to Your Preschooler

November 20, 2017

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, you’re likely looking forward to celebrating with family and friends. 

Although your preschooler will have some time off school, that doesn’t mean it’s downtime for you. You’re likely finishing up (or maybe even starting) your plans and making Thanksgiving dinner food runs. But thanksgiving isn’t just about food or even just about family. It’s about gratefulness to God for his constant, gracious provision.

They say you don’t really know something until you can teach it. Want to run a little experience? Ask your child to tell you what Thanksgiving is all about. I bet you’ll get a great Facebook post out of that or at least a good chuckle. At the very least, you’ll likely get an opportunity to explain the holiday.

Here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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The Origin of Easter Symbols

April 13, 2017

Our culture is not always friendly to the Christian faith. It's understandable that people who do not know Christ don't emphasize the Christian meaning of Easter.

Now that we're approaching Easter, let's take some time to get a clear understanding of the common Easter symbols. Many of these symbols have roots in the Christian heritage or have been adopted by Christians to teach truth. 

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Teaching Your Preschooler about Easter

April 10, 2017

For the Christian, Easter is the most important holiday that exists. Arguably, it is even more important than Christmas. At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, but at Easter we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

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Fun Easter Preschool Activities in Charlotte

April 6, 2017

The Easter season brings in a whole host of fun family activities. The Charlotte area boasts dozens of just such events.

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A Simple Gift Giving Guide for Preschoolers: 4–Gift Rule

December 19, 2016

Buying Frenzy Takeover?

Have you ever gone shopping at Christmas and almost felt an urgency to buy more presents than you intended and spend way more than you planned? 

Why is it that a “buying frenzy” can overtake you in a moment? Well, first of all, it’s good marketing! Stores are packed with an amazing variety of “you-must-buy-me-now” items, especially at Christmas.

Take a deep breathe and before you ever step foot in a store or online shopping site, do some serious planning. Just a few moments of careful thought can make the holidays a lot more enjoyable for you and your prechooler.

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3 Ways to Teach Your Child to Give Back This Christmas

December 12, 2016

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is always filled with lots of giving—at least as a parent. As a child, however, it's easy to see Christmas simply as a time for getting more stuff. 

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8 Ways to Help Your Children Keep Christ in Christmas

December 5, 2016

Christmas is such an exciting time of year! It is especially exciting for children. Although many families have fun looking forward to Santa rewarding good little children on December 25, it is a wonderful thing to teach our children the real meaning of Christmas.

Here are several kid-friendly ideas for a Christ-centered Christmas. 

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