It’s been a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and the community with hands-on collaborative activities encouraging movement and healthy lifestyles through music, food, and art. We’re so thankful for everyone who joined us!
We wrap up Week of the Young Child 2023 today with Family Friday, a day to honor families—children’s first and most important teachers. So today we encourage you to spend time with your family and we’ve put together a list of activities (based on the WOYC themes) to encourage engagement, interaction, and fun for the whole family.
Visit one of five area parks to enjoy a Story Walk at the Park. A Story Walk has pages of children’s books mounted on posts that line a path. They combine early literacy with physical activity in a natural learning environment. Each park features a different story every month.
Onslow Pines Park – 1244 Onslow Pines Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Hubert By-Pass Park – 220 Hubert Blvd, Hubert, NC 28539
Deppe Park – 5472 New Bern Hwy, Maysville, NC 28555
Steed Park – 278 Francktown Rd, Richlands, NC 28574
Stump Sound – 1771 NC-172, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
One Place maintains more than 70 Little Free Libraries throughout the county in an effort to provide access to books to the entire community. Readers of all ages are encouraged to “Take a book, return a book.” Whether you donate a book or borrow a book, Little Free Libraries allow us all to make literacy a focus in Onslow County. Click here to find the Little Free Library closest to you.
Promoting Spatial Orientation: A Math Activity for Teachers and Families
Message in a Backpack™ Encouraging Your Child Through Risks During Play
Message in a Backpack™: Optimizing the Use of Media and Technology with Your Child
Am I Really My Child’s First Teacher?
Message in a Backpack™ Helping Your Child through Change
Check out our Parent Resources page for links to virtual activities like aquarium live streams and online Broadway shows, as well as screen-free activities and other outdoor play ideas.