Week of the Young Child
Join the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KSAEYC) to celebrate young children and families, April 15-21, 2023!
April 17, 2023 – Music Monday
When children sing, dance, and listen to music, they develop their language and early literacy skills while being active and encouraging movement. Make up and record your own unique version of a song or write your own, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #WOYC23 hashtag.
Visit our resources page for inspiration.
April 18, 2023 – Tasty Tuesday
This fun, food-themed day is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. With the rise in childhood obesity, you can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom. Create your own healthy snacks and share the recipes and photos of your creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #WOYC23 hashtag.
Visit our resources page for more ideas on healthy food creations and activities!
April 19, 2023 – Work Together Wednesday
When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. 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 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #WOYC23 hashtag.
Visit our resources page to learn more on how teamwork develops young children’s social and early literacy skills.
April 20, 2023 – Artsy Thursday
Think, problem solve, 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. 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 photos of your children’s creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #WOYC23 hashtag.
Visit our resources page for articles on encouraging imagination and creativity in children.
April 21, 2023 – Family Friday
Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. NAEYC applauds family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers. Share pictures and stories about your family on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #WOYC23 hashtag.
Visit our resources page celebrations for more ideas on celebrating young children and their families.