2017 has us fully in its grip. Vacation blues have been shrugged off, school is in full flow and more than a month has gone by, already!
Yet as we look ahead, 2017 holds so much potential. We live at a time of flux. Trends in technology, automation, demographics are dramatically altering the assumptions we have lived our lives on. There is so much to see, do and ponder on.
How do we, as parents and educators, help our children make sense of the world they are growing up in? How do we build future relevant skills and knowledge? How can we equip them to be agile, confident, life-long learners right from an early age?
With these questions in mind, we at Imagin8ors have curated a calendar of fun learning opportunities in 2017 that you could use as a springboard to stoke your child’s curiosity, to explore ideas and issues at a deeper level, to ask questions and spend time seeking answers, or just to let your hair down and play together.
The moments highlighted in our Joy of Learning Calendar are carefully chosen to help your child discover a broad set of interests from nature to stories to math to astronomy; to help you nurture character traits like curiosity, focus, resilience, and a love of learning; and to build an understanding of using technology in an active and purposeful way.
So go ahead, mark the dates and stay tuned to our blog and Facebook feed! We will be sharing specific activities around each learning moment and would love to hear if you have any ideas to share back with the community!
Lets fill 2017 with the Joy of Learning!
Wish to have this calendar for keeps! A printable version is also available. Simply email us at [email protected]/ or whatsapp us at +65 81200702 and we will be happy to send you a copy.
These are some sources that we have tapped into to curate the calendar. Do let us know if you think we should add any other moments or days to this list!
February 26 : Tell a Story Day – https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/tell-a-fairy-tale-day
March 2: Dr. Seuss Day – https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dr-seuss-day/
April 22: Earth Day – http://www.calendar-365.com/holidays/earth-day.html
May 13: Scratch Day – https://day.scratch.mit.edu
June 8: World Oceans Day – http://www.worldoceansday.org
July 8: Math 2.0 Day – https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/math-2point0-day
August 19: World Photo Day – https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/world-photo-day
September 28: Ask a Stupid Question Day – https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ask-a-stupid-question-day/
October 4- 10: World Space Week – http://www.worldspaceweek.org
November 13: World Kindness Day – https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/world-kindness-day
December 5-11: Hour of Code – https://hourofcode.com/in