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Commemorating Memorial Day with Your Child

Posted on 05-22-2015 | Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies of West Frisco & Legacy West

Among all the grilling, picnicking, and family get-togethers it’s important to explain to young children the meaning of Memorial Day. This day commemorates and honors all of the men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation’s ideals and values. While it may be a sobering topic, there are helpful ways you can teach your child the value of respect and honor during this long weekend.

The easiest way to explain the importance of Memorial Day to your children is to have an intentional conversation with them before the weekend begins. As a family, gather together at dinner and explain what it means to give the ultimate sacrifice and ask your children what they think about the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers.

A creative way to commemorate Memorial Day is to visit a nearby veteran cemetery as a family and talk about how you feel or take a moment to bring snacks and small gifts for living veterans in a nearby nursing home.

In addition to showing gratitude for those who gave their lives, Memorial Day also marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Be sure to take some time to enjoy your family and leave room for some outdoor summer festivities like sack races in the backyard or turn on the sprinkler system for a free water park experience!

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of West Frisco & Legacy West we are passionate about teaching our students to be respectful and understanding towards all people. As the First Step to Higher Education™ for your child, we instill a lifetime love for learning while teaching important life skills for every age – infant, toddler, preschooler, and beyond! Contact us today to find out how we can meet and exceed your childcare needs!

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