Teaching Children About Flag Dayby Joan on 06/15/16
Yesterday we celebrated Flag Day as part of our daycare program curriculum. Sharing the meaning of important days is important to increasing the children’s awareness of various cultures. Flag Day provides an opportunity to teach about American History and the adoption of the flag of the United States.
After working on creative art projects with the flag, we sang patriotic songs. Then, we marched in order with our flags around the yard. The children had so much fun and the community waved at us with plenty of smiles.
At Educare dei Montessori, we celebrate a variety of cultures. Early childhood development requires sharing ideas and concepts on a variety of subjects. According to the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, “Culture plays an essential role in how children make sense of the world”. We teach children about important symbols and their meaning. This helps children recognize and organize in a way that improves their ability to handle basic human challenges of practical life.