Week of the Young Child

naeyc logoApril 12 - 16 is Week of the Young Child! This means celebrating our young children, Birth to age 8! This also marks the 50th Anniversary of celebrating Week of the Young Child.

The Week of the Young Child 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.

Let's plan a way to connect with both our in person and our remote students and their families!

Below you will find the designated themes for the week! Please share this with your families, encourage them by possibly sending them ideas for activities each day or at the beginning of the week with your lessons, encourage them to share pictures of what they are doing with you through Seesaw, Google Classroom, Class Dojo or through whichever digital platform you are using. Then you can share via social media: @CanutilloISD, @love2teachpk2 #WOYC21 --don't forget to also tag your campus!

Here's a link that will take you to resources on the NAEYC website.

Monday: Music Monday (Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn)
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!
Learn a new song! Play your favorite song and dance together!
Make up and record your own unique version of a song or write your own, and share it.

Tuesday: Tasty Tuesday (Healthy eating and fitness at home)
Tasty Tuesday isn’t just about eating your favorite snacks together. 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.
Use the tips, resources, and recipes below to get started.

Wednesday: Work Together Wednesday (Work together, build together, learn together) When children build together they experience teamwork and develop their social and early literacy skills. Grab some materials and create! 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.

Thursday: Artsy Thursday (Think, problem solve, create)
Children develop creativity, social skills, and fine muscles with open-ended art projects that let them make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. Celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making. Use any materials— from crayons to paint, clay to crafts!
Paint a rock and place it in a special place in the garden.

Friday: Family Friday (Sharing family stories, Take a virtual field trip together, Have a picnic - in the living room, or in the backyard)
Parents and families are children’s first teachers. Family Friday focuses on engaging families to support our youngest learners.