Introducing the 2018 Joy of Learning Calendar!
Do you look for activities to do with your child? To bond with them over their interests? To feed their curiosity, to motivate them to work on a project, to get their hands dirty?
Look no further! Our team at Imagin8ors has curated a unique calendar with events that can serve as a springboard for fun, wonder and oodles of exploration!
These events span a variety of interests including nature, science, storytelling, math and coding. Many of them are celebrated by communities around the world; that are easy to connect with. What’s more, each event presents an opportunity to for you and your child to learn something new together!
Check them out!
5 simple ways to make the most of these moments
1. Involve your child
Read the calendar together with your child. See which events they are naturally excited or curious about. Invite ideas of what you could do together for the next event.
2. Plan together
Work with your child and chart out a specific plan. Ask them to write it on a chart paper or their blackboard. Plan out materials you might need. Build anticipation and excitement.
3. Research & talk
Encourage your child to ask questions. Find out answers together. Help them connect the dots to what they are learning in school and outside. Build a deeper understanding of the event and its context.
4. Tinker hands-on
Make something together. Allow them to fail, re-design and iterate. This is a wonderful way to build focus and help your child stay with a project. As an example, for World Tourism Day, you could decide to build a portable waste dispenser and segregator together to keep your next vacation destination even cleaner!
5. Engage friends & classmates
Learning as a group is fun! Ask your child to pick events where they could involve their friends, classmates, even teachers. These events can serve as useful material for show & tell. They can also help you connect with like-minded parents and children!
What are you waiting for?
Print your calendar and get started!
A whole new year of bonding and learning awaits you.
Source credits :
January 17: Kid Inventor’s Day – https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/kid-inventors-day
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 – https://www.calendar-365.com/holidays/earth-day.html
May 13: Scratch Day – https://day.scratch.mit.edu
June 8: World Oceans Day – https://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 27: World Tourism Day – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_Day
October 4- 10: World Space Week – https://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