Young children do not understand so much about New Years Eve. They greatly treasure Christmas because of the food that is in plenty.
Ashley, 3, thinks every time there is too much food at home it is Christmas day; she will even scream “Christmas has come home!” but what about New Years Eve and the fireworks?
Children love seeing fireworks but they probably don’t know what it means because for some, there is no special food served on this day unlike Christmas.
Understanding what the New Year means is also important. Tell children interesting stories that will keep them excited about the New Year they are getting into.
Since children treasure food so much, parents can try preparing for them a wonderful meal they love and also bake or buy them a cake to make the day special for them.
Serve children their favourite delicious meal with cake as desert and they will love it so much. Then they will see the New Year’s Day as special as Christmas.
After eating, try to teach your children some good songs and sing with them. This makes them feel good when they know that you enjoy being around them.
Much as your kids will not be in position to understand so much try to explain to them the concept of the New Year and try to ask them what they want to do and accomplish for 2010.
If your children can stay up for and they are awake, go out with them to see the fireworks—a moment they will surely never forget.