Do you remember what it’s like to be young? To be silly and carefree, when your only job is to learn and have fun? Back then, it was all about the journey and never the destination. Living in the moment was your only choice, and you couldn’t help but be present for every astonishing and joyful second. But as we get older, it can become easier to forget the last time we really had fun, and those times you laugh out loud are fewer and farther between.
This week, we’re celebrating young children. What if we not only celebrated our offspring, but also celebrated WITH them? It’s time to not just relish in the joy of seeing your child learn, grow and play, but to learn grow and play ourselves at the same time. Get silly. Get messy. Enjoy the journey, and re-learn what it feels like to giggle. Celebration is something that should always be about the process, loving every step of the way. After all, who has ever said, “well, let’s hurry up and get this celebrating over with”? No matter how old (you think) you are, a smile and laughter are always the best part of the journey.
To help you along the way, we’ve created some activities for you and your child to do together. Just select the age range of your child, and you’ll find a few fun activities to celebrate learning, growing and laughing together.