Join us for a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities.
APRIL 13: MUSIC MONDAY!
Music Monday is more than singing and dancing, it’s a way to encourage children to be active while developing their early literacy skills and having fun with friends and family. Make up your own dance or record yourself singing your favorite song, and share it using the hashtag #woyc20.
Have children make music or instruments using everyday materials in interesting ways: put rubber bands around empty tissue boxes (play like a guitar) or add pebbles to plastic water bottles or paper towel tubes and seal tightly (play like a maraca). They can play the instruments while they sing along!
APRIL 14: TASTY TUESDAY
Tasty Tuesday isn’t just about eating your favorite snacks together-while-apart. It’s also about cooking together and connecting math with literacy skills and science while introducing ways to incorporate healthy habits into children’s lifestyles. Create your own healthy snacks and share the recipes and photos of your creations using the hashtag #woyc20. Do a blindfolded taste test and see if you can identify the different foods. Share photos or videos of children's reactions to sour or sweet tastes.
APRIL 15: WORK TOGETHER WEDNESDAY
When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Children can use any building material—from a fort of branches on the playground to a block city in the classroom, or a hideaway made from couch pillows at home. Build and share pictures of children’s creations using the #woyc20 hashtag
APRIL 16: ARTSY THURSDAY
Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. On Artsy Thursday celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making. Use any materials— from crayons to paint, clay to crafts! Create and share a photos of your children’s creations using the #woyc20 hashtag. Fashion is art! Dress up in a fancy costume or wear silly socks today
APRIL 17: FAMILY FRIDAY
Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. NAEYC applauds family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers. Share pictures and stories using the hashtag #woyc20 as we celebrate the unique role families play in their children’s learning and development.Put on a family talent show with each member participating