Getting Gifts


Focus: Gift-giving expectations and troubleshooting when a gift is ‘wrong’.

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Receiving presents evokes complicated emotions in children who prefer certain interests or sensory inputs. This friendly story explores gift-getting nuances with compassion, using illustrations to demonstrate showing appreciation regardless of reactions. Scenarios acknowledge disliking a gift while modeling kindness like thanking the giver anyway or suggesting uses for the item later. Most importantly, it frames gifts as acts of love more than things, hoping to inspire inward focus on relationships behind ribbons. With guidance, children learn that gifts given, received or reused all weave together the quilt of community. Each patch matters more than any one present inside.

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