THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS
By Liz Hansen
The preschool years are an incredible time to incite wonder in the heart of a child. Wonder at a Creator who cried out,
“Let there be light!”
God made beauty.
He made mystery.
He is both.
And he hard-wired our kids, in varying ways, to respond to it.
Christmas provides an especially rich opportunity to encourage that wonder in your preschooler:
1. Offer lots of hands-on experiences.
Frankly, it’s hard to let a preschooler “help.” It takes at least 3.7 times as long. It’s
exponentially messier. But something amazing happens when you set the stage, and then allow
your child to lead the way.
very different circumstances.
2. Create beautiful things.
Well-crafted stories can reflect the beauty and imagination of the incredible True Story
that God is telling. Music and art can do the same. Find ways to introduce your preschooler,
whether it’s through reading preschool versions of the Christmas Story or listening to different
genres of Christmas music in the car.
watch their eyes to see the wonder unfold.
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