Practicing the Gift of Giving
What better way to practice thinking about others than to ask a friend what they like and pick a gift for them? Every year before winter break, all of our classes both 3s and 4s do a book gift exchange, where the preschoolers are each assigned another student to buy a book for. The kids get to practice their social skills by asking their assigned giftee what kinds of books they like, and they practice thoughtfulness by choosing a book, used or new, to give to that friend.
Today, the kids got to give and receive the books they chose and experience the joy of seeing their friends happy and receiving something from them as well! And of course, unwrapping was followed by cuddles and storytime with their parents;). May the gift of giving always be an important part of their lives! Happy Holidays, everyone!