This year we decided to try to do Elf on the Shelf. We found the book at a charity shop and got a generic plush elf to start with, as we did not know how our two-year-old would react to the elf. On November 30th, Emmett and I read Elf on the Shelf together, and although the book focuses on encouraging the child to act right during the month of December in order for the elf to make a good nightly report to Santa, I knew that a.) my toddler was probably not going to understand that concept, b.) I wanted this to just be fun, and c.) I don't want to coerce my child into being good just so that he'll get presents from Santa. I named our elf Elliott in order to stick with the "E" names (Emmett our son and Einstein our dog).
Read on to see my fun, easy Elf on the Shelf ideas for toddlers.
Destinations for Book Lovers
If you have followed me for long or you know me personally, you know I am a big book nerd. I love to read, and I especially love to read books that are set in other countries - books where I can be transported to far-off places as I lose myself in their pages. For those of you like me, who enjoy both reading and traveling, this is the article for you.
Read on to see a list of destinations for readers.
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