Bright Horizons Celebrates Week of the Young Child
While we as parents and teachers celebrate our children year round, last week we recognized The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child (WOTYC)! This annual event celebrates early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Each day of the week had a special theme and centers from across the country took part in the fun! Here are some highlights from the week:
Week of the Young Child Celebrations at Bright Horizons
Music ignites all areas of child development: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. As part of Music Monday, the children at Bright Horizons at Norwell took part in “All Hands Drumming,” where they had the opportunity to explore different instruments as they sang songs and played games.
This fun-food themed day isn’t just about getting to eat delicious tacos. While helping with the cooking, children are able expand their math, science and literacy skills. In celebration of Taco Tuesday, the students of Bright Horizons at Raleigh Corporate Center enjoyed building their own tacos:
Work Together Wednesday
As part of Work Together Wednesday, the children in PS2 and Kindergarten Prep at Bright Horizons at Boxborough held hands in a big circle and worked hard at moving a hoola hoop around the circle without letting go of each other’s hands.
Bright Horizons classrooms celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art-making every day! Children develop creativity, social, and fine muscles skills when they can make choices, use their imaginations and create with their hands. The Bright Horizons at Fairfield’s toddlers class toddler’s class did some finger painting where they mixed colors and saw them change into hues:
Bright Horizons at Raleigh Corporate Center created a homemade photo booth for families and friends to capture their love. The center even had colorful masks, feather boas, and other creative props on hand to add to the fun.
How did your family celebrate Week of the Young Child? Please share in a comment below!