When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Children can use any building material—from a fort of branches on the playground to a block city in the classroom, or a hideaway made from couch pillows at home. Build and share pictures of children’s creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #woyc20.
The young children in your classroom aren’t the only ones who succeed when they work together. Take a moment to join NAEYC in advancing our profession by signing up for Power to the Profession; supporting your peers through the discussions on HELLO; reaching out to elected officials about the importance of investing in ECE; or inviting someone new to become a member. Working together makes us stronger together, and that means the impact we make can be monumental!
Inspiration from the Classroom:
- Mathematizing with Toddlers and Coaching Undergraduates: Foundations for Intentional Math Development
- More Than a Foundation: Young Children Are Capable STEM Learners
- Making, Tinkering, and The Toy Store Project
- Over the Fence: Engaging Preschoolers and Families in a Yearlong STEAM Investigation
For Families at Home:
- Five Essentials to Meaningful Play
- Making at Home
- How to Support Children’s Approaches to Learning: Play with Them!
- 10 Prop Boxes for Ideas: Mini Learning Centers at Home
- From United States Census 2020: At-Home Activities That Showcase the Country’s Diversity