Child Stimulation Month opens with parade

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Child Stimulation Month opened with a festive parade across San Pedro Town on Wednesday, March 1st. Under the theme, “Positive play, positive minds, brighter tomorrow”, preschoolers, along with their teachers and parent(s)/guardian(s), commemorated the significance of early childhood education. From toucans to nurses, and even life-size numbers, the groups smartly showcased their creativity and imagination.
Participating in the parade were ABC, San Pedro, Little Angels, Ambergris Caye Elementary School, Holy Cross Anglican, Isla Bonita, Brighter Tomorrow, Little Stars and Shining Stars Preschools. A music truck led the parade at 9:30AM from Central Park to Pescador Drive and back to the park.
The purpose of the parade was to showcase the importance of education at the preschool level. As all preschool institutions countrywide dedicate the month of March to various activities, preschool teachers across the island are ensuring that their students experience and learn in fun ways. Activities like “Family and Culture Week”, “Civic Pride Week”, and “Health Week” will take place throughout the month. Other fun experiences include: storytelling, grandparent’s day, cultural and hug day, sports day, Belizean products day, dad’s pickup day, drug awareness day, nutrition day, aerobics day, and a nature walk.
According to Abigial Gomez, teacher at Shining Stars Preschool, the children had fun expressing themselves. “It was a beautiful day, and you can tell that the children had fun. Many groups emphasized on the alphabet, national symbols of Belize, transportation, weather, and numbers. Our group focused on community workers as we believe that they are very essential to our country. But I am happy that they are being exposed to these concepts because it will help them as they advance in school. [These] children are at crucial ages and they need to be stimulated. Child Stimulation Month certainly sets the foundation for them when starting their educational career,” said Gomez.

Kudos to the parents and children, for their excellent participation this year. Teachers encourage all parents/guardians to become involved and support their child in all of their activities throughout their educational years.

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