Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. NAEYC applauds family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers. Share pictures and stories about your family on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #woyc20.
Parents and families are children’s first teachers. Family Friday focuses on engaging families to support our youngest learners.
During this time families are spending more time together. Schedules have slowed down and the rushing to the next event is not necessary. This is a good time to really get to know your kids. Listen to them, let them lead the activities of the day - ask them what they would like to do. You may never have this chance again for this special time together.
Learning is important, but spending time with your children learning about them and sharing your family stories is more important than academics right now.... maybe they could illustrate the family stories!
Below you will find some ideas... they don't need to be done today.... we have time to really enjoy.
Inspiration from the Classroom:
- Principles of Effective Family Engagement
- Using Technology to Engage Families
- March of the Stuffed Animals: Activities for a Fun Family Night!
- Welcome Children and Families to Your Classroom
- NAEYC Topics: Family Engagement