Early Childhood NEWSlink: June 2015 Issue

Celebrate Father's Day and National Oceans Month with Us!

Did you know that June is National Oceans Month? The ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen and stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface and the oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet. Less than 10% of that living space has been explored by humans. Wow! In addition to National Oceans Month, we also celebrate Father’s Day on June 21st. Did you know that there are an estimated 70.1 million fathers in the United States alone? Father’s Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 87 million cards given every year. For some fun articles, crafts and snacks, read more below!

Family Vacations Can Be Early Education Adventures
by Sharen Hausmann

No matter where you and your family travel for vacation, time away from the everyday routine will lead to new learning adventures for your young children. Visiting new places, meeting new people and trying new things away from home are all part of the learning process for children, especially for those under the age of five. Getting the most out of your journey requires some planning, not only to help avoid boredom and whining, but to encourage different ways of thinking and looking at the world. Click here to read more about how to plan your family vacation! 

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Artsy Parenting! Activity Hour: Ocean in a Jar

Capture the summer season with this ocean-in-a-jar craft!

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