Every year around this time children start making their wish lists for their parents to buy them and parents spend lots of money out at the stores buying toys and games that after a month or so get put away and never seen again. This year let’s do something different.
In the past few years school districts budgets have been slashed due to the economy and programs have been cut. Teachers are expected to teach more students with less supplies and equipment and if something breaks it probably is not going to be fixed. So this year let’s make education our priority in our children’s lives and donate something to your child’s school. Here are some great suggestions
Books – Do you have old books around the house that you or your children have read consider donating them to your schools library. If you do not have any maybe while you are out holiday shopping pick u one of the new best sellers for young adults.
Technology – Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are all around this year with great electronic gifts including tablets and netbooks. Consider buying one of the cheaper ones and donating it to your child’s classroom this piece of technology could help out 30 or more students and last a few years in the classroom
Your Time – This is probably the biggest and most influential gift you could give your child this holiday season. Donate a day to the school and come in and help out in the classroom, offer to chaperone a school field trip, or help out by fixing something that is broken in the school.
These are just a few examples of things you could do this holiday season to make a huge impact on your child’s future and education along with helping out one of the people that is very influential in your child’s life.