The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and Activity Ideas

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and Activity Ideas

Adding a good picture book to any lesson makes learning come alive. It also adds terrific visual references to help concepts have more meaning. This particular Christmas book activity is the perfect way to celebrate the season and help children learn empathy at the same time.

In my mind, character-building is just as important in homeschooling as academics. Training children to have strong values and act with good character will help them in every way imaginable. Good character helps students persevere through difficult school work and be joyful around the dinner table. It’s also the reason they will be considered honorable, honest, tenacious, and hard workers at their first job as a teenager.

Character is the very fabric of who someone is and how they go through life in thought and deed. While everyone has personality tendencies, parents can certainly still play a big part in presenting a value system and helping to mold character traits.

If you’re interested in learning more about character building in general, I talked about it in-depth in the Creative Ideas for Character Building class for homeschooling parents.

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A Christmas Book for Character Building

In this particular post, I’d like to suggest an idea for making a connection between a popular Christmas picture book to the positive character trait of empathy.

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