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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

KET Early Childhood Education is celebrating The Week of the Young Child® April 10-16. According to NAEYC, “the purpose of the Week of the Young Child® is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.” 

Celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities with these KET resources. Sing, cook together, build together, create art, and celebrate with families.  

Music Monday 

Sings songs from all around the world! Imagine taking a trip to the Navajo, Apache, and Totonac nations to listen to traditional songs, then travel to France to learn the colors of the rainbow. Next stop is China, listen to the ehru instrument and end your trip with Eastern Kentucky folksongs.

After your trip think about: 

  • How was the music different?  
  • How was it the same?  
  • What instruments did you hear? 

Tasty Tuesday  

What does a healthy meal look like? Explore what should be on your plate with this video from the Everyday Learning collection. 

Try new foods and identify how they taste or play Tickle my Tase Buds to explore different foods. Silly faces are encouraged when trying new foods. Take a picture and tag @KETEarlyEd and #WOYC21. 

Work Together Wednesday 

Watch Miss Elaina and O the Owl from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood learn to work together then help children experience cooperative play with the Friends Work Together activity.  

Artsy Thursday 

Visit The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky. View artwork from different periods and places around the world.

Select a piece of art and ask children: 

  • How does this work of art make you feel? 
  • What do you think about this work of art? 
  • Would you put this in your room, why or why not? 

Then as a family, select an art activity to create together.  

Family Friday 

Celebrate families around the world with this video from Sesame Street in Communities then get the whole family together for the Monster-Fairy Family Challenge!  

Tag @KETEarlyEd and #WOYC21 to add your activity to the interactive map.  

Visit the NAEYC website for additional activity resources and more information