By creating a shared educational experience, youth and their families will work, grow and learn together, putting their "hearts in" to the process.
Parents interacting with their children through development allows for children and youth to develop many different aspects of social, emotional, and physical development. Research supports the more family engagement evidence in a child's life will show greater academic success throughout life.
MSU Extension also partners with agencies like PBS Kids to provide family engagement events that bring youth and adults together around a topic in a fun hands on way. Youth connect to a PBS character and learn concepts that help them develop as a student.
MSU Extension partners with Detroit Public Television to bring enriching educational content on a variety of STEM focused topics to young children across Michigan. These Ready to Learn programs are based off of popular PBS Kids shows.
Extension Extras is a daily resource for parents and caregivers of young children finding themselves suddenly home all day. Extension Extras will focus on Mindfulness on Monday, Tips on Tuesday, Working on Wednesday, Thinking on Thursday and Fun on Friday.
September 18, 2013
Using books in early childhood is a great way to link new concepts to ideas that children already understand.