CarolingThis is a lovely tradition not often seen in South East Asia and an excellent way to bond with your child(ren). Practice 2 or 3 Christmas carols with simple actions. Perform for family, friends, co-workers or even a stranger on the street! Discuss with your child of the different ways they can liven up the performance and make others happy. (e.g. wearing a big smile, blowing a kiss, giving a hug etc.)
Toy Give AwayAre you dreading having to find space for the influx of toys your child will undoubtedly be receiving? Why not go through and see what can be given away? There are dozens of orphanages and NGO's in Phnom Penh that take gift bags during Christmas. Make a day of it! Prepare cookies and chocolate milk and have a race with your child to see who can fill and decorate a "give-away" box first.
"Adopt" a Family
Pick a family or individual that is less fortunate than you. Discuss with your children on ways you can improve their living this Christmas, or simply gestures that will make them feel loved. Collect food and clothing, repair their house, take their kids for a trip to the mall for Swensons, take a family excursion to Dream World. The list goes on! Children are great at coming up with creative ideas so be sure to involve them in your brainstorming.