Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration of Early Childhood Education, young children, their teachers and families.

Below are some wonderful child-friendly activities that will help you and your family celebrate Week of the Young Child!

Music Monday

Children develop math, language, and literacy skills by implementing music into learning. It is also a great way to stay active! Listening to music and dancing keeps you and your little one moving.

Looking for more fun songs to keep you moving?

For an infant: Stick to the classics- “Wheels on the Bus”, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”, and “ABC’s”. Singing your ABC’s teaches language arts and encourages language development too!

Tasty Tuesday

Cooking is a fun, hands-on way to engage your child’s brain, body, and appetite! It reinforces subjects like science, math and reading. Your child will love these easy to make pizzas!

(via: https://www.muminthemadhouse.com/mini-pizza-bites-cooking-with-kids/)

Work Together Wednesday

Working as a team to explore math and science concepts promotes social and critical thinking skills. Here is a great STEM activity that encourages fine-motor, spatial understanding, and communication skills. You can use marshmallows with pretzels or spaghetti to create these towers!

(via: https://thestemlaboratory.com/pretzel-and-marshmallow-structures/)

For older children: Try using marshmallows and toothpicks for more complex structures!

(via: https://www.theidearoom.net/marshmallow-and-toothpick-buildings)

For infants: Soft blocks are a safe way to keep your infant or toddler engaged in STEM activities.

Artsy Thursday

Children learn how to make creative choices through art. Imaginations grow when children create art with their hands. Create a marble masterpiece and see the excitement on your little one’s face! Use a clear box with a lid for a safe activity for your infant or toddler.

(via: https://www.messforless.net/marvelous-marble-painting/?epik=0djpfE_IWH0By)

Family Friday

Learning together as a family can promote healthy habits and celebrating time spent together is important for our youngest learners. Something as simple as sitting down and reading a book together is a great way to increase literacy, bond and create lasting memories!


*These activities require adult approval and supervision before participating