What does celebrating Valentine mean for children?

For my 9 and 10 year old it is all about "giving notes to your friends and being nice to your friends. In fact you have to be nice to everybody!"

The "have to" probably means it is not like that throughout the year but it is a start! It is good to focus on kindness and love and encourage our children to behave that way.

Sometimes I feel I focus too much on how they should not behave and the dont's of everyday life.

Children have lovely easy ways to show their kindness and care and we can only encourage them to express their feelings. Making cards, writing cards, little stories or poems, drawing beautiful pictures are a great way to remind children to think of other people and other people's feelings and also tell their friends and family that they love them...

It does not have to be for Valentine, it can be for any occasion, birthdays, first day back to school, after an injury or sick days... We all have done or received these random acts of kindness that leave a "feel good" feeling and why not share that with our children.

Let's talk more about the good behaviour and take time to compliment children on the good things they have done.

So let's celebrate Valentine and let's bring love and kindness back!

Valentines jokes for children:

Why is Valentine's Day the best day for a celebration? Because you can party hearty.

How can you tell the calendar is popular? It always has a lot of dates.

What did the elephant say to his girlfriend? I love you a ton!

Where do burgers take their Valentine’s Day dates to dance? To the meatball.

What do you call two birds in love? Tweethearts.

What did the girl bee say to the boy bee on Valentine's Day? I love bee-ing with you, Honey.

What did the girl sheep say to the boy sheep on Valentine’s Day? I love you baaaaaaack.

What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus? Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand?

What did the girl cat say to the boy cat on Valentine’s Day? You’re purrr-fect for me.

What did the rabbit say to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day? Somebunny loves you.

Why did the banana go out with the prune? Because it couldn’t get a date.

What kind of flowers do you never give on Valentine’s Day? Cauliflowers!