5 Ways to Re-Imagine Take Your Child to Work Day
- Expose kids to new possibilities, if they see it, they know they can be it.
- Connect their passions to possible careers: if they love art, they could be an art teacher.
- Break through stereotypes by pointing out diverse people doing different jobs in the community or on TV to instill a mindset of “anything is possible.”
- Let them see that some days are hard but reinforce the benefits of working by also talking about what you love about your job.
- Invite them to be part of your day by planning out a special schedule for you and your little coworker.
Like many events this year, “Take Your Child to Work Day” will be a little different. For some, taking your child to work isn’t a possibility, and for others, working from home makes this a daily thing. To help your family meet this moment, Rashelle Chase and Linda Nelson on KinderCare’s Education team, are sharing five, in-person and virtual, ways your family can put a new twist on this yearly tradition.
- Infants & Toddlers: “The ABC’s of What I Can Be” by Caitlin McDonagh
- Pre-Schoolers: “Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do" by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
- School-Age Kids: “Ada Twist, Scientist” from the series of career books by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts