Week of the Young Child
Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child™ is April 24 - 28, 2017. This is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Incorporate the daily themes and activities below to offer children wonderful learning opportunities.


Music Monday!Baby playing music

April 24, 2017
Children can have fun with singing, dancing and celebrating
Music helps children develop math, language, motor and literacy skills
Musical experiences strengthens brain development
Music is a wonderful way to share and learn about other cultures and language


Tasty Tuesday

April 25, 2017
Cooking together encourages healthy eating and exploring new food
Math skills, increased vocabulary, problem solving, chemistry and science are learned through cooking
Exercise can be a chance to play and have fun together
Exercise along with a balanced diet will help curb the rise in childhood obesity


Work Together Wednesdaykids playing with balls

April 26, 2017
When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills
Children can design, be creative and experimental when using different materials and new tools
This fosters cooperative learning and social/emotional learning (SEL)


Artsy Thursday

April 27,2017
Open-ended art projects allows children to be creative and use their imagination
They develop fine motor skills and strengthen eye-hand motor coordination
Children become more aware of colors, shapes, forms and textures
They learn the science of how different mediums can be produced
Social skills are enhanced when children share and cooperate on a project together


Family Friday

family

April 28, 2017
Parents are children’s first and most important teachers
When parents / other primary caregivers participate in school activities it benefits everyone involved
Encourage family stories: it will empower children, reinforces their sense of belonging and celebrates families

 

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