With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my husband and I are talking to Kellan about what the holiday means. We haven't discussed the pilgrims yet, but we do talk about being thankful and giving to others. Kellan can't stop playing with a potato turkey he made at in class!
Kellan's school is having a food drive, so gathering up our donation has allowed us to talk about giving. That's not always the easiest concept for a preschooler to grasp, but it's worth talking about just the same. We're tried to relate it to situations he understands, like helping out at school or giving something to a friend in need.
Even though we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in another country and won't do the traditional turkey dinner with family and friends, I do want Thanksgiving to be about being grateful for everything we have - our family, friends, good health, and the ability to add to our family adventures through travel.
How are you talking about Thanksgiving with your child?