Mia got given this beautiful wooden house, as her first Christmas prezzie from my sister-in-law. It has 24 little drawers, to put sweeties in, and then track the countdown to Christmas.
I'm having lots of fun this year, making a big deal out of all the festivities with Mia. She loves it! She loves all the decorations in the shops, she loves our "Father Christmas Tree", and if I ask her what does Father Xmas say, she says, "Ho ho! Meeeeerry Christmas!"
I wasn't sure if this little countdown would work - she'd want to open all the drawers in one go! Or she might throw a bit of a wobbly when we tell her to only have ONE each day... But she's taken to the concept so well!! It's our little ritual after supper time. Wyn takes the house off the shelf, puts it infront of her, shows her which drawer to open, and then puts the house away again.
She happily enjoys her one sweetie, and then accepts that she must wait until the next supper time!
I love the concentration on her little face as she opens her sweetie - she insists on doing it all herself.