Week of The Young Child

April 11th - April 17th

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) to spotlight early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. Please join us for a fun-filled week of ideas that you and your families can do to celebrate at home.
April 11th - Kick off Saturday: Get outside for five. A quick five minutes in the sun is all you need to have some fun! Take a walk, create an obstacle course, dance or just play catch. If it is raining take the outside indoors: play Simon Says, leap frog or just jump around!
April 13th - Music Monday: Music is a wonderful way to connect with your children. Make a musical instrument using everyday objects, teach them to whistle, play musical chairs, stomp your feet and clap your hands to the beat of a favorite song.
April 14th - Tasty Tuesday: Have fun with math while snacking. Take some paper plates, write some numbers on them and have your child count his/her snacks to match the number on the plate. No paper plates? No problem! Share a number out loud and count the snack into a group matching the number.
April 15th - Work Together Wednesday: This day is all about being a team! Build a lego structure or a tent using blankets and pillows. Create a masterpiece with marshmallows and toothpicks. Help around the house: pick up toys, wash the dishes or match socks from the laundry. Anything that gets you working together is FUN! Remember to use your imaginations and send us your pictures.
April 16th- Artsy Thursday: Let's spread love, hope and kindness by designing your own rainbows or hearts to hang in your window. This will spread hope and positivity across the Phillipsburg community. Your masterpiece will let healthcare workers, as well as all other essential workers, know how much their community appreciates them! Remember to share all of your beautiful art work with us!
April 17th - Family Friday: This day is a celebration of you! Share a walk down memory lane looking at old photos and share your memories. Read a favorite book or make up a new story together. Play a board game. Most importantly, laugh and enjoy your time together!