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Kids Should Give Back, Too.

Easy ways to instill a charitable nature

Nixing a toddler’s sense of entitlement may be an ongoing challenge, but the holidays are a great time to try. Here, a few local opportunities to get the tykes involved in giving back.

Room to Grow (142 Berkeley St.) donates essentials to babies born into poverty. Bring your child to drop off toys and gear (in excellent condition, please) weekdays from 9:30am until 5pm by appointment, or drop off at Coco Baby (1636 Washington St.) any time. You’ll get 10 percent off purchases on the day of donation. Cradles to Crayons needs new and like-new infant toys, books, and clothes. They’re super convenient, with several Boston drop-off locations. Or visit the story time run by the Home for Little Wanderers on December 20 at the Toy Room at Chestnut Hill’s THE STREET (55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill). Local kids’ author Peter H. Reynolds reads at 3:30pm. Admission is free but a new, unwrapped toy donation is requested.