Celebrating the New Year

Celebrating the New Year

by Martha Scully

With 2010 just around the corner, families are busy making preparations for New Year's celebrations. Many nannies are looking for ideas on how to ring in the New Year with the children they care for. Canadian Nanny has brainstormed some ideas for how you can make this night extra special for the kids!

  • For younger children, have the New Year start at 9:00 pm and watch a New Year’s television show from a different time zone
  • Make a special New Year’s dessert that the kids can help with, such as cupcakes that the kids can ice
  • Spend an hour making decorations and decorating the “celebration room” for the New Year
  • Check with the community for local celebrations for families

In addition to looking forward to things to come, remember to take the time to reflect on the year past. Have the children share their favourite memories from 2009 and why these were special. This will also give you the opportunity to share your favourite memories about times you spent with the children and why they are special to you!

Have other ideas for celebrating the New Year? Post a comment and let us know how you’ll be celebrating!

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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.