Paying it Forward This November

Paying it Forward This November

You’re never too young to learn about “paying it forward”—the act of repaying a good deed bestowed upon you by doing good for another person. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there’s no better time for your preschooler to learn about the quality of expressing gratitude by giving to others. Here are some easy ways your preschooler can get involved in a charitable act that helps your community this holiday season.

Donate Food

Take your child to the grocery store and let them have an active role in picking out canned foods and other non-perishable items to be given to the needy. Then, take those items to your local food shelter.

Community Cleanup

Lots of change can be made with a trash bag. Join your child in helping to clean up local parks, recreation areas and beaches on the next warm day. Be sure to wear gloves and be as safe as possible when sprucing up local public spaces.

Visit Hospitalized Children

The holiday season can be hardest on children who are stuck in hospitals. Your preschooler can help make that time a little easier by visiting recovering children in your local hospital. You can help your child decorate an old shoe box into an “activity kit,” stuffed with small games, decks of cards, or short books, to give to the children. Furthermore, have your little one join you as you read stories to sick children. This sharing of story time allows for a great way to pay forward some of the great things your child may sometimes take for granted.

There are endless ways to “pay it forward” with your preschool student. Check out the local newspapers or lifestyle magazines to find a plethora of ways that you can make a difference in your community…as well as in your preschooler’s life.

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