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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
January 17, 2022
Monday, January 17
On this special day at Pretend City, we want to have an open discussion with your child about similarities, differences, and equality.
Purpose Behind the Play: Concept development, prosocial and emotional awareness, and language development.
Smart Art (on-going):
- Skin Tone Exploration> Everyone has a unique skin tone to them. Using paint, we can mix and match colors to create a tone that accurately represents our own! In society, we often refer to skin-toned colors inaccurately: for example, a person who is Caucasian is typically referred to as “white” but their skin tones are actually a mix of reds, pinks, peaches, and beiges! Additionally, when we explore color in this way, we can discover similarities within our tones that appear to be different!
Music & Movement: This Little Light of Mine> A popular song that became an anthem during the Civil Rights Movement.
Sensational Story Time (11 AM & 2:30 PM): The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. > MLK worked hard to spread a message about equality and kindness. Join us for this storytime where we will learn more about the life of Dr. King; afterward, we will practice using kind words with one another as a means of carrying on his legacy.
Cultural Connection (11:15 AM & 2:15 PM): Self Portraits > As children create their very own self-portrait, they will engage in discussions that show them that even though we are different in many ways (skin color, hair color, eye color, age, etc.) – everyone is special, and we have many of the same hopes, dreams, and feelings on the inside.
Grown-up Tip: Modeling respect through courtesy is a powerful tool. When children see their parents being respectful and kind, they learn to be respectful and kind. Our children want to be just like us so use every moment as a teachable moment and model the desired behavior of respect in your daily interactions with others.
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Included with admission