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Instead of buying presents for the holidays this year, why not do it yourself, and get the whole family involved! Sienna Wildfield shares non-commercial gift-giving ideas and the value of making your own gifts to give for the holidays.

The holiday season is a beautiful time of year, sometimes covered in a blanket of snow, and the perfect time to get outside and enjoy! Sienna Wildfield, Founder of HilltownFamilies.org, told us about different holiday strolls and caroling around the area!

Learning Ahead: Cultural Itinerary for Western Massachusetts is a bimonthly publication produced by Hilltown Families that sheds light on embedded learning opportunities found in cultural resources that exist within the geography, history, and cultural traditions of Western Massachusetts.

With these downloadable seasonal itineraries, self-directed teens, lifelong learners, and families are encouraged to engage together in cultural opportunities that support similar interests, resulting in a shared history, strengthening sense of place.

Looking through a seasonal lens, our Cultural Itinerary for Western Massachusetts for November and December includes…

Singing together with family, neighbors and friends is one way of enhancing children’s language learning. Christmas carols are an obvious choice today of what to sing today! Check out what speech-language pathologist and Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, Kathy Puckett, recommends this month in “Time to Talk: Supporting Children’s Language Skills.”

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