Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 12-18 is NAEYC's Week of the Young Child



From NAEYC's website:

Week of the Young Child™

Celebrate NAEYC's Week of the Young Child™ April 12 –18, 2015!
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Music Monday!   April 13, 2015

Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn

Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills - and of course, have fun while being active! In their popular song, Thingamajig, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band use some very unusual words!  For Music Monday we invite you to sing and dance along to this hit. Have fun making up your own verses and dance moves. Record your own unique version of the song and share it on NAEYC's Facebook page or post to Twitter using the hashtag #woycmusic.
View the lyrics to Thingamajig! 
Music resources for families and teachers

Taco Tuesday   April 14, 2015

Healthy eating and fitness at home and school

This fun, food-themed day is more than just cheese and salsa. With the rise in childhood obesity, teachers and families can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. On Taco Tuesday create your own healthy tacos and then share the recipes and photos of your creations on NAEYC's Facebook page or post to Twitter using the hashtag #woyctacotues.
For more fun ideas on how to incorporate Taco Tuesday into your classroom activities, check out how one NAEYC-accredited center prepared for the day!
Cooking and nutrition resources for families and teachers 

Taco Tuesday   April 14, 2015

Healthy eating and fitness at home and school

This fun, food-themed day is more than just cheese and salsa. With the rise in childhood obesity, teachers and families can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. On Taco Tuesday create your own healthy tacos and then share the recipes and photos of your creations on NAEYC's Facebook page or post to Twitter using the hashtag #woyctacotues.
For more fun ideas on how to incorporate Taco Tuesday into your classroom activities, check out how one NAEYC-accredited center prepared for the day!

Cooking and nutrition resources for families and teachers
 

Work Together Wednesday   April 15, 2015

Work together, build together, learn together

When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. This Week of the Young Child, work together and build something today!  Kids can use any building material - from a fort of branches on the school playground, a block city in the classroom, a hideaway made from couch pillows at home, to a Lego creation. Build and share pictures of children’s creations on NAEYC's Facebook page or post to Twitter using the #woycworktogether hashtag.
'Building Together' resources for families and teachers
 

Artsy Thursday   April 16, 2015

Think, problem solve, create

Children develop creativity, social skills and fine muscles 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 child' creation on NAEYC's Facebook page or post to Twitter using the #woycartsy hashtag.
Open Ended Art resources for families and teachers

 

Family Friday   April 17, 2015

Sharing family stories

Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners:  families! NAEYC applauds you as your child's’ first and most important teachers.  Share pictures and stories about your family on NAEYC's Facebook page or post to Twitter using the hashtag #woycfamfriday as we celebrate the unique role families play in their children's learning and development.
Resources for Engaging and Celebrating Families 

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