Happy Christmas

The end of the year is always a very exciting time for us at Little Tulips!

We are thankful for all that we have been privileged to experience over the past several months, and we are very proud of all that our children have accomplished.

We celebrated this week with our annual Christmas party, and we were happy to welcome parents and siblings to our Family Child Care home. We had a wonderful visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and our little ones were thrilled to see them!

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Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!

Little Mummers

The holidays are just around the corner, and we are getting in the festive spirit! Leading up to Christmas, we have been learning about the distinct cultural tradition of Mummering in Newfoundland and Labrador. Mummering was more common years ago in the smaller communities around the island, when people would disguise themselves in funny clothing and go door to door, making surprise visits to their friends and neighbours. It has been making a comeback in recent years, with the introduction of the Mummers Festival in St. John’s.

This week, we looked at lots of pictures of people dressed up as Mummers. We listened to The Mummer’s Song (on repeat), and we learned how to play an ‘ugly-stick’! Our little ones had so much fun putting on silly outfits, with sheets covering their faces. We danced and sang and had a grand old time!

Mummering is a wonderful tradition that has been passed down through generations, and we are keeping it going!

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