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Pages Newsletter South: April 2013

Spring has sprung, the birds are chirping, the flowers are in bloom!!!   We certainly have been keeping busy in the Pages room this past month.  Your child has been engaged in many activities including making lady bugs, getting messy with green shaving cream, painting with flowers, and creating our own dinosaur eggs!  We hope to have some warmer weather soon so we can start playing outside again and take our walks.  The Academy will be having the “Week of the Young Child” and parents are welcome to attend the activities with their child.  More information will be posted so please keep a close eye out!

 

Take a look at what your child will be doing this month: 

Themes:

April 1-5 = ”All About Weather”

April 8-12 = “Caterpillars and Butterflies”

April 15-19 = “Frogs and Lily Pads”

April 22-26 = “A Bug’s Life”

April 29-May 3= “Balloons”

Dates to Remember:

“Earth Day”- April 22

“Week of the Young Child” (activities TBA) – April 15-19

Happy Spring!  Ms. Sara, Ms. Maggie and Ms. Paige

At the Academy of Early Childhood Learning centers 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.