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Tell Stories

Whether you’re reading traditional tales together or laughing hysterically at old family yarns, storytelling is an awesome way to bond over the holidays. Introduce older kids to stories about Sindbad, Aladdin, and Ali Baba in the book Tales From the Arabian Nights, or cuddle up for some toddler co-reading using National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why.

Tips for Giving Children the Most Awesome Holiday Season Ever

No matter how your family celebrates the holidays, one thing’s for sure. Everyone wants it to be the most wonderful time of the year—especially for the kids. Check out these ideas from Nat Geo Kids on how your family can make the most out of the season.

Encourage Exploration

Whether you’re traveling across the country or keeping it close to home, the holidays are an excellent way to bring the world to your children. Each issue of National Geographic Kids magazine takes readers to amazing places around the world.

Give Back

The holidays often mean gifts. Lots of them. Show kids the meaning of giving back with these printable coupons for random acts of kindness. It’s also a great time of year to help out our endangered animal friends. See if your children would prefer to ask for donations to a furry fund instead of presents, or if one of these rescue tips will get them roaring.