As adults, we often circle festive events on the calendar and look forward to these as a way to escape work and enjoy the celebrations.
For kids, though, festive events can take on greater significance and can play an important role in their development and connection to society.
This is why it is important to celebrate and encourage these festive events with your kids. So, why are festive events so important to children?
From a development standpoint, many festive events are helpful in terms of boosting creativity.
Activities like decorating the tree at Christmas, painting eggshells at Easter and dressing up for Halloween all encourage creativity and this is hugely important for youngsters and their development.
Sense of Belonging With Family
Festive events are also key in uniting families and creating new memories.
Everyone has fond memories of celebrating Christmas and other festive events with their own parents and it is important that kids have these experiences too.
Sense of Belonging to a Culture
These events and activities are also important in terms of feeling a sense of belonging to a culture and society as a whole.
When everyone is celebrating a festive event, it helps people to feel like they are a part of something much greater and feel a stronger connection with those outside of their family unit and social circle.
Of course, many of these festive events are religious at their core but often still celebrated by non-believers and this can be a great way to unite people in a time when there is so much division.
Festive events are also important simply in terms of having some fun and spending quality time together.
The world can be a very serious place even for kids these days, so having events and holidays that encourage fun and happiness is hugely important.
Fun activities at Easter like having chocolate Easter eggs delivered and gifting them to one another, Easter egg hunts and painting egg shells are all fun activities that you can do as a family and create happy new memories.
This is why it is always a good idea to plan ahead as a parent and to find fun activities that you can enjoy over the holiday period, especially if the kids are off school. Just like playing outdoor in playground.
As you can see, it is clearly important to celebrate festive events with your kids.
These are important events in terms of their own development, feeling a sense of belonging within society and also simply for having some fun and making happy memories together as a family like you did when you were a kid.
There are always different festive events throughout the year and often families have their own traditions as well as ones that everyone partakes in.