. . but it also brings days parents can use to promote learning. Here are some fun things you can plan this month:
April 2—International Children’s Book Day is celebrated on Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday. This day is designed to teach kids about other cultures.
April 6—Anniversary of the first explorers at the North Pole. On this day, learn about Admiral Robert Peary and Matthew Henson. It took these explorers six attempts to reach the pole. You might use their story to teach your child the importance of sticking to a goal.
April 18 - 24—National Wildlife Week. This year, kids are encouraged to learn about rain forests. This is also Reading Is Fun Week. You might encourage your child to read a book about rain forests!
April 22—Earth Day. As a family, think of something you can do to protect the earth.
April 23—Shakespeare’s birthday. Older kids might enjoy acting out a scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Children of any age could try writing their own play.
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