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Knights and Maidens Newsletter South: April 2013

Spring is here! Yay! We are excited to start enjoying the weather outside more often, so please make sure your child is dressed comfortably for outside play. Please also see that your child’s cubby has enough extra clothes appropriate for the season that fit. The Academy would like you to know that we are gratefully accepting any “garage sale” pants and baby doll clothes that you are willing to donate. Thank you!                                                             

-Ms. Stacy, Ms. Andrea & Ms. Hannah

 

Themes

April 1-5 Basketball

April 8-12 Spring Season

April 15-19 Week of the Young Child

April 22-26 Continents

April 29-May 3 Oceans

At the Academy of Early Childhood Learning we will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child the week of April 14th.  This event, started by the NAEYC or National Association for the Education of Young Children is meant to focus public attention on the needs of young children.  Sometimes as parents, it’s easy to let the myriad of life’s challenges push children’s needs to the back burner.  This month, let’s challenge ourselves to plan special activities to do with your children or even just make a conscious effort to include your young child in the necessary tasks around the house.  Children can be great little helpers, but even when the “help” makes things take longer, you are strengthening the bond you have and are helping to shape your child’s development in self-help, problem solving, and cause and effect areas, as well as building their character. Special activities can be tough to plan and are sometimes expensive, but childhood is a relatively small window of time to share these experiences, so let’s make it count!  For more ideas, please see your parent article for this month.