WORK TOGETHER WEDNESDAY!
The Week of the Young Child is a week-long celebration of early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. Each day of the week is dedicated to a specific theme that highlights the unique talents, abilities, and needs of young children.
- Host relay races on the playground (or with cars in the classroom) to show the importance of working together in sports.
- Paint a mural as a class to hang in the hallway or on the outside of the school.
- Research the bills and laws being proposed this year by the Texas Legislature regarding early childhood. You can follow TXAEYC on social media to see how our organization is supporting our providers, parents, and children.
- Participate in TXAEYC’s Week of the Young Child Contest and work together to create something truly wonderful to show how much early childhood means to our state.
Step it Up (Texas Together): Become Zoom pals or pen pals with another early childhood center in Texas. Choose a school in a different part of the state. Kids can see other classrooms, learn about children who live in a different part of the state, and teachers can be inspired by one another’s lesson plans and classroom practices.
Book Suggestions: Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki, Boxitects by Kim Smith, Maybe Something Beautiful by Theresa Howell and F. Isabel Campoy (available in English and Spanish), We’re Better Together by Eileen Spinelli (board book), We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
Free Resources: Classroom Helpers from Daniel Tiger, Working Together from Elinor Wonders Why, Explicando STEAM a los niños en edad escolar from NAEYC, Teaching Children to Cooperate from Penn State Extension.
*Information provided by TXAEYC.