The Early Years are Learning YearsThe Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment - at home, at child care, at school, and in the community--that will promote their early learning.
By: Northwests WI Connection, Superior Telegram
The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment - at home, at child care, at school, and in the community--that will promote their early learning.
This year, as we celebrate the Week of the Young Child, we want to encourage your family to join the celebration. The Week of the Young Child activities will center around our most precious gift, the children and what we can do to help them be a success. We hope you will participate in each days activities with your children, both at home and at child care, if your provider sets up additional activities. Thank you for supporting Week of the Young Child.
GIVE THE GIFT OF JOY.
Celebrate today with your children by creating a party like atmosphere at home. Celebrate the joy of friends, family and teachers.
GIVE THE GIFT OF SHARING.
Share a special story or talent with your child. It could be as simple as singing a song, playing an instrument or telling child friendly jokes or stories. Encourage your child to share with you what they did today. Talk to your children about sharing, taking turns and caring for others. Give your child the gift of sharing by sharing your time with them today and everyday.
GIVE THE GIFT OF QUIET MOMENTS
Turn off the video games, computers and televisions. Today is a day to find quiet moments to explore the world through books. Locate a book you enjoyed as a child. It may be a book you have at your home or you may need to go to the library to check it out. Read the story together in a quiet, cozy place. Talk about why you chose the story you did. Give this precious gift often and build a book of memories with your child.
GIVE THE GIFT OF GOOD CHOICES
Discuss healthy food choices with your children and the importance of drinking water. Practice proper handwashing. Plan a healthy dinner with input from your child. Let your child prepare as much of the dinner as possible, such as washing vegetables, measuring and stirring ingredients. Encourage healthy activities, maybe go for a family walk or shoot some hoops. Talk about making good choices in the language they use. Remember not only to use please and thank you but to use positive words with their friends, family and others. Healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy hearts make this Thursday a gift of good choices that can last a lifetime.
GIVE THE GIFT OF A BRIGHT FUTURE THROUGH LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LEARNING.
Each and every child is unique and special, celebrate your child today. Plan an activity that makes your child laugh and smile. Enjoy today, by making a memory. Give lots of hugs and show your love. Praise your child for their efforts. Give your child a bright future by sharing your gifts at home every day -your love, time, patience, knowledge and understanding. Thank you for participating in this weeks activities. Your child is truly “Tomorrow's Gift".
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