June is almost here. It’s time to think about summer vacation, warm weather, relaxing days, and traditional holidays that lend themselves to family gatherings like Father’s Day on June16th. There’s also Flag Day, June 14th, a good learning opportunity for the kids and then there’s June 21st, the official first day of summer. But there are other holidays, not quite so well know, that the kids can learn about and share with you.
Here are just a few:
June 8th is Best Friend Day.
A best friend is someone really special. Celebrate the day by planning something fun to do together. Also remind the kids that making new best friends is a good thing.
June 15th is Smile Power Day
A smile is a wonderful thing. It has more power than a light bulb. It can light up the faces of everyone that sees it. Ask the kids to experiment and see what happens when they smile. Remind them of the well known fact that it takes more muscles to frown than smile.
And, finally, a day that should be a national holiday.
June 26th is Forgiveness Day
Kids need to be reminded that even best friends argue and that forgiveness can be a real challenge. Explain that the ability to forgive is something that we need to practice.