This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child (WOYC)! Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the WOYC is held annually in early to mid-April.
The NAEYC site explains that “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.
NAEYC first established the WOYC in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life. The WOYC is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.”
This year’s themes are Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Family Friday. For more information, to check out some activity resources, and to see how your family can celebrate, visit the official WOYC site here.
Inauguration Day has arrived! In celebration, we have created a list of a dozen kid-friendly, fun, and educational resources all about the presidency and the United States government. You will find resources for children of all ages, from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.
Here is a link to check out some of our library’s children’s books and materials about the US presidency and presidents.
Here is a link to check out some of our library’s children’s books and materials about the US government.
If you would like help finding further information or books about Inauguration Day, the United States government, or any topic for kids and teens, please call our Children’s Library at 330.653.6658, ext 1020. We look forward to hearing from you!
Can you believe that June is almost here? Each month ushers in a variety of annual celebrations that are great ways to get the family together and have some fun or learn something new. For example, did you know that June is both National Candy Month and National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month?
On June 1, you can celebrate Say Something Nice Day. And the first Friday of June is always National Donut Day.
At the library, we love that June is Audiobook Appreciation Month. Want to listen to an audiobook? Check out our online services.
Here are some official special days in June this year:
June 1: Trails Day
June 4: Cheese Day
June 5: Hot Air Balloon Day
June 6: Yo-Yo Day
June 7: Frozen Yogurt Day
June 8: Best Friends Day
June 11: Corn on the Cob Day
June 12: Flip Flop Day
June 14: Flag Day and Monkey Around Day
June 15: Nature Photography Day
June 18: Go Fishing Day and International Picnic Day
June 19: Take a Road Trip Day
June 20: Ice Cream Soda Day and World Juggler’s Day
June 21: Father’s Day and Selfie Day
June 23: Pink Day
June 24: International Fairy Day and Swim a Lap Day
June 26: National Canoe Day
June 27: Sunglasses Day
June 29: Hug Day
June 30: Meteor Day
Here are several other fun annual celebrations in June:
Accordion Awareness Month
Adopt a Cat Month
Children’s Awareness Month
Foster A Pet Month
LGBTQ Pride Month
Potty Training Awareness Month
Sports America Kids Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month
June is a great month for family fun! How can your family engage and celebrate together during this first month of summer? We’d love to hear about it!