Annual Holidays and Special Days in June
Another special day to be celebrated in the month of June is the first day of summer, which lands on
Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we'll discuss special days and annual holidays in June.The first holiday that might pop in mind when you think of the month of June is Father's Day. Father's Day is the third Sunday in June, and when you're speaking to home schooled children about June about the fathers in their lives, you might take the time to make special cards or write poems. You might use this to spring into a lesson about famous fathers or famous men in history.June 14th is Flag Day. Although America's Birthday is celebrated on July 4th, flags are celebrated on June 14th and there's a lot of heritage and meaning behind who made the flag, how it was constructed and how it looks like today. So you can sit down with your kids and look back at the colonial flag, up to the modern day flag Stars and Stripes, and maybe even recreate some flags with construction paper or cloth.Another special day to be celebrated in the month of June is the first day of summer, which lands on June 20th or June 21st. It's the day when the sun is farthest from us; it's the same for the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. It's also called summer solstice.June is also a month filled with week-long observances or national holidays, days to pay attention to such as National Deaf-Blind Awareness Week which is June 24th-30th. Take the time to sit down with your kids and talk about what it is to be blind, what it is to be deaf, what is different, such as language?Language is a huge difference from the traditional alphabet that they are learning, which is very different from sign language. Perhaps you can take the time to learn the alphabet together. There's also Braille when thinking about blindness: how does it look, how does it feel, and how does it relate to the seeing person's alphabet?There are also some special days in June which are not as well known or that you've never heard of such as Camera Day, which is June 29th. It's not just for shutterbugs and professional hobbyists, it's for everyone. So take the time to teach your kids about the parts of a camera, accessories like a tripod, what else goes with a camera. Take the time to get outside and take some photos.Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.