The upcoming winter break means lots of great family time. I remember well how exciting those first few days off from school were - no schedules and opportunities for fun outings. But I also remember enjoying some quiet time at home with my three children. I resisted using the TV as a babysitter and always looked for fun, art and craft type of projects to introduce. But I also wanted to maintain and enhance my children’s school skills and was always pleased when their teachers sent home “fun packets” to be completed and brought back to school. When I returned to the classroom as a Kindergarten (and later Preschool) teacher, I organized a packet of fun worksheets to send home with my young students over the winter break. Their parents often expressed appreciation for the guided opportunity to work with their child during the time away from school.