If you celebrate Christmas in your home, decorating the tree can be one of the most fun bonding activities your family does all year. But did you ever think that it could also be educational?
While decorating the tree you can teach your child concepts like symmetry and balance. You can also discuss weight, and how heavier ornaments make the pine needles sag lower than lighter ornaments do. Other concepts to teach are electricity and fire, and how it is dangerous to leave the tree on at night. Another idea is to teach biology by explaining that you have to water the tree in order for it not to go dry.
You can also get very creative by making your own ornaments, or even turn your child’s toys into ornaments by crafting with some string. We love our new Safari Ltd® Christmas Designer TOOB® figures that double as ornaments – and this is just one example!
Do you have a particularly fond memory of decorating your holiday tree?
Posted on Friday, December 7th 2012