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The Iowa Children’s Museum invites community members to join in its annual celebration of young children, the Week of the Young Child, from April 10 to 16. This weeklong event is a celebration of early learning, young children and their communities. Each day, The Iowa Children’s Museum and other community organizations will have a new, themed activity for children and families to enjoy together.
“We know that children learn, discover and grow through the power of play,” said Marie Hassel, ChildServe Director of Eastern Iowa and Week of the Young Child Co-Chair. “We are pleased to offer a variety of activities throughout the week, virtually this year, that encourage children and families to learn new skills and connect with one another through a series of interactive activities.”
Activity Theme and Schedule
— Music Monday: Join The Iowa Children’s Museum for a singalong
— Tasty Tuesday: Read along with a ChildServe Speech Pathologist and make a tasty snack with a ChildServe Occupational Therapist
— Work Together Wednesday: Visit one of the Iowa City parks or go to F.W. Kent Park to check out the Storybook Trail and Bird Blind
— Artsy Thursday: Make a fun spring craft, which includes a free book from the Johnson County Empowerment/Early Childhood Iowa
— Family Friday: Join community children’s librarians in Coralville, Iowa City and North Liberty for a special live story time
Find complete activity details online at https://theicm.org/youngchild/.
Free Admission for early childhood educators and their families
In recognition of early childhood educators, The Iowa Children’s Museum is offering free admission for educators and their families on Friday, April 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will include special activities and door prizes. Masks for individuals over the age of 2 and social distancing will be required. Register for the event online at bit.ly/WOYC2021.
The Week of the Young Child is supported by: The East Central Chapter of the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, ChildServe, 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care, Johnson County Empowerment, Coralville Public Library, Iowa City Public Library, North Liberty Library, and The Iowa Children’s Museum.
This weeklong event was established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary of the event this year.