I’d like to say that this first Advent Sunday kicks off the Christmas season, but in the states, what kicks off the Christmas season is the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday. The ads are out, the bargains have begun – shopping is in the air. Inundated with ads, talks of gifts, and memories of Santa, it is easy to fall into the cycle: sales, Santas and presents.
Did you know that repetition plays a huge role in our children’s learning process. Repetition is what helps them make sense of the world, what gives them security; it how they learn what is important. So, if year after year we repeat the cycle of sales and presents, taking only a few moments here and there to talk about the birth of Jesus are we inadvertently teaching our children that Christmas is about stuff?
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