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Feel good advent calendar
You might like to encourage your child to record a good deed they do each day in an Advent calendar. Advent is the time period leading to Christmas Day.
Chat with your child about what would be nice to do. It could be something as simple as helping you wash up. If they do this, you can praise them on Christmas morning for all they have done!
How to make the calendar
Help your child draw a grid with five days across and five days down. This will cover the 25 days from 1 December to Christmas Day.
Encourage your child to decorate it using any markers, colouring pencils, glitter or stickers you have at home.
Then every day, between now and Christmas, your child can think of a good or kind thing they did that day and write a note in that day's box.
Playing is one of the most effective ways children learn. It builds your child’s concentration and thinking skills as well as building their skills in using numbers, seeing patterns and being able to group things together. Playing games with others helps their social skills and gives them a chance to practice things they have heard and seen.
Playing games that involve words are great for increasing your child’s vocabulary. Games that involve dices and numbers help with maths and logical reasoning.
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