Mother’s Day to Father’s Day is National Family Month

National Family Month? Who knew the five weeks from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day has been a confirmed “observance” for more than a decade. As a former magazine editor, I was always amazed at the “holidays and observances” I had never heard of that apparently were recognized as actual holidays. Admittedly, many seem ridiculous or are very specific, like National Oatmeal Month, National Salad Month, Better Sleep Month or Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. But I like it, all serve a purpose.

If I created a holiday, here would be my list: in memory of my grandparents, I’d opt for “National Polish & Russian Combo Month,” or for kids, “Check Your Belly Button Month,” or “Be An Animal,” “Support the Zoo and Adopt a Pet” Month.

In all seriousness, National Family Month is a great idea. What better excuse to focus on our family heritage, spend quality time together (without technology), establish relationships with extended family- even in other parts of the country or the world, renew old traditions, share our family stories and rediscover the importance of family involvement at home and at school while supporting each other.

The  Me & My Family Tree is the perfect box to complement National Family Month. It includes a carefully vetted selection of books, toys and games that help kids explore their heritage, their culture and even language. And best of all, it’s customizable, with foreign language books, blocks and games to make it your child’s very own. At Jade’s ToyBox, we also can create a custom version of our Bambino Box and Bilingual Box that make great gifts too.

And if you have any suggestions for a specific box you’d like to see at Jade’s ToyBox, let us know, we’re always open to new ideas.

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