How to Celebrate Women's History Month with Your Child
Did you know that Congress officially declared March as Women's History Month only recently in 1987? Today, we celebrate women such as Rosa Parks who fought for women's rights, Malala Yousafzai who advocates for women's education, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg who was the 2nd woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Let's not forget a woman so near and dear to our heart here at Arborland, Dr. Maria Montessori. One of the first female doctors of Italy, Dr. Montessori proved that any child could learn, provided the right environment and guidance. Arborland's curriculum still follows the traditional Montessori teaching philosophy in our classrooms today, adapted to meet the needs of modern day students.
Curious as to how you can celebrate Women's History Month with your child?
Talk with your child about the strong women in their lives. Once children have a sense of personal connection with a topic, they will feel more invested.
Model gratitude towards the women in their lives, whether it's a visit or phone call to grandma, sending flowers to auntie, or writing a heartfelt letter to mom. Your child will understand that a little appreciation goes a long way.
Read and watch films about historical women and their accomplishments. There is definitely no shortage of resources out there to help with this.
Play a game of "Guess Who?" Write down achievements of historical or present women on flashcards and take turns guessing who the woman is.
March is Women's History Month. We make an extra effort to remember and appreciate all of the accomplishments that women have made in society. This is also a time to honor and respect the women in our own lives. Our grandmothers, mothers, step-mothers, aunts, sisters, and the list goes on. Remember, celebrating, honoring, and remembering women does not have to stop at the end of the month. Let's continue all throughout the year!