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Making new year's resolutions with children

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Do your children make resolutions for the New Year? Involving your children in celebrating the New Year can be an enlightening experience when there is a family discussion around what the new year might bring. Books are always helpful in bringing up a topic that your child might not be familiar with, and making resolutions for the new year might be one of these new concepts to introduce this year. Preparing for a party on New Year's Eve is also a family event when you involve your children.

"The Night Before New Year's" by Natasha Wing, and illustrated by Amy Wummer, is the latest in her series about Night's Before. A little boy and his little brother are given permission to stay up for a family celebration to welcome the new year in at midnight. They also help with getting the party decorations ready for the evening. Streamers, party hats, and confetti are all fun items that are used to prepare. Card games, eating pizza and wings, and making a resolution for the new year are all part of the evening activities. The little boy and his brother do their best to stay awake until midnight. Cupcakes help in staying awake for awhile, but the little boy cannot think of a resolution, and he and his little brother do not make it until midnight after falling asleep.

The next morning the little boy comes up with the perfect resolution for the new year. You might be able to guess what that resolution might be before getting to the end of the story.

"The Night Before New Year's by Natasha Wing has an ISBN of 9780448452128, and was published by Penguin Group. It is recommended for ages 3-5 years of age.

This is a great book to add to your family's evening activities when staying in on this New Year's Eve. Conversation about resolutions for the new year might become a family tradition after enjoying this fun read-aloud together.


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