Week of the Young Child
Week of the Young Child GRADUATION Party!
Proudly and Playfully Celebrating our Youngest Learners
Saturday, april 14 | 10-2
The Week of the Young Child is an annual Celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is a celebration of early learning, young children, and their teachers and families.
Bellaboo's combines a week of fun in one extraordinary afternoon of kid-centered fun! You might be thinking to yourself, "Isn't that what you do every day, Bellaboo's?" Why, yes! Yes it is. Usually we just call it play, but today we will reward what happens through it-- Learning.
Move Like Me | Graduation Cap Toss | Through my Eyes Art | Healthy Body, Happy Me
Week of the Young Child
Celebrate at home: April 16 to April 20
NAEYC's Week of the Young Child starts April 16th and each day has a theme. Celebrate with your kids, and post on social media being sure to use the tag #WOYC18!
Music Monday- Sing, Dance, Celebrate and Learn! Through music children learn math, language, and literacy skills. Whether you sing a classic or create your own tune, singing, clapping, and dancing with children is wildly beneficial.
Tasty Tuesday- Healthy eating and fitness. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science and more. Make a lunchtime snack that looks just like you! Grab a variety of healthy treats (berries, cheese, lunch meat, crackers, cut veggies, etc.) and use your snack pieces to make some fun faces that look just like you and your little one! Snap a picture and share it on social media-- be sure to tag #WOYC18!
Work Together Wednesday- Work together, build together, learn together! When children build together they explore early math and science concepts and develop their social and literacy skills. Any building material is great, but might we suggest visiting one of your Lake County Parks and building something out of loose sticks, pine cones, and other natural materials?
Artsy Thursday- Think, problem solve, and create! 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. Use whatever materials you have on hand and see what you can create.
Family Friday- Sharing family stories. Engaging and celebrating families (of all shapes and sizes) is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. We applaud family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers.