Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Celebrate Sibling Day

How Nannies and Au Pairs Can Teach Siblings to Celebrate One Another

Sibling Day
Mother's Day is coming up, but why not celebrate Sibling Day? Pick a separate day, other than a birthday or holiday, during the calendar year to celebrate a sibling day for each child in the family. A good day might be exactly six months after the child’s birthday which would be their half birthday. Rather than purchasing expensive gifts focus on making the child’s favorite foods, playing board games the entire family can enjoy, and by playing their favorite music during the day.

For Sibling Day only express and celebrate what you like about the child. Have children make a T-shirt showing what they like about their sibling. Give everyone else in the family a sheet of paper to write a description of the sibling’s unique qualities, talents, likes and dislikes. Buy a T-shirt, fabric pen, or paint and help write the best qualities of their sister or brother on the shirt. Children can also write a poem that includes their siblings characteristics or make a fancy card as a gift as well.

Do you have other ideas on ways to celebrate siblings?


Anonymous said...

Great idea!
Thanks for all the good ideas!
Donna in Atlanta

Anonymous said...

This holiday should be everyday cuz our sibs help us out alot more than we think!!:)