Want to teach your toddler to give back? Here is how we are doing it this holiday season. I HAVE TEAMED UP WITH ORAJEL AS A #SMILEHOOD AMBASSADOR FOR 2016. THANKS TO ORAJEL FOR SPONSORING THIS POST.
Sharing is skill that is a never ending work in progress for Blake. Slowly but surely the “NO, MINE” is transforming into “take turn.” So this holiday season Blake joined us for the first time in sharing with others. His role was small but important to him.
As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my favorite family traditions is embracing a family in need during the holidays and letting them know even though it’s anonymous that they are cared for, their children are important and that someone out there believes in them.
While most of the gifts are for the kids and their delight, I like to think we do it for the parents. Mother to mother, father to father, an unspoken message that we are all in this together.
So taking cues from Blake we chose a few gifts and stocking stuffers for another two year old boy to make his holidays a little happier. Basics like warm pajamas, socks and underwear. Some warm everyday clothes to get him through the winter. Many of the things we bought him were exactly the same as what I buy for Blake.
Admittedly it wasn’t easy for Blake to put them in the big blue bags to donate rather than keep them for himself, but it did work out in the end and I think it’s important to at least try to get kids used to giving in small doses even if it is a bit over his head at this point.
Paw Patrol toothpaste with familiar characters that get kids excited about brushing their teeth. And some healthy play food to inspire a conversation about both healthy eating and taking care of his little teeth. Orajel‘s toothpaste sports characters like Elmo, Paw Patrol and My Little Pony, familiar and fun for the youngest little brushers.
If you’re giving back by embracing a family or donating to a shelter or food pantry this holiday season consider giving some basics that are important but often overlooked like new toothbrushes, toothpaste and basics like socks and underwear. These are some of the most commonly requested items at shelters and certainly ones none of us would want to do without, right?
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