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Learning about USA Landmarks at Rock and Roll Daycare

During July and August, we are learning about the United States as our country to focus on. Children at our centers and our NannyShare program are learning about music, culture, and even well-known landmarks. Alongside our unique curriculum, our teachers are making these lessons fun and educational.

Our American Heritage Curriculum guide is a great resource for this month’s lessons. Let’s take a look inside at some of the landmarks and familiar sites children are getting to know.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

Many adults may be familiar with this image of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in California, but few children would be able to spot it. This bridge boasts 746-foot tall towers as well as some tremendous cables that are hard to ignore. The signature international orange color and art deco style make it stand out even more.

Did you know that more than people visit the bridge each year? It’s also the most photographed bridge in the world and took four years to build.

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is another landmark that we’re teaching kids about at Rock and Roll Daycare. The Grand Canyon was carved more than six million years ago. The canyon is full of hidden caves and is one of the most visited parks in the United States. Nearly six million people visit it every year.

Did you know that The Grand Canyon is bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island? The canyon is one mile deep, 277 miles long, and 18 miles wide.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is another well-known site that is recognized as a symbol of freedom and democracy. The people of France gave it to the United States as a gift. It was dedicated in 1886 and was designated as a national monument in 1924.

Did you know that there are 354 steps in the Statue of Liberty? That’s a lot of steps!

Mount Rushmore

When kids first see Mount Rushmore they may wonder if it’s real! The carved out faces of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are quite the sight! Mount Rushmore took 14 years to build and was finished in 1941. Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted this very cool monument.

Did you know that Gutzon Borglum chose to carve these four presidents because he believed they represented the most important events in U.S. history? 

At Rock and Roll Daycare, we love teaching kids little fun facts about these well-known sites in U.S. history. Kids learn age-appropriate lessons that they can carry with them throughout their entire lives. 

If you want to learn more about our exciting programs, check us out online and explore all that Rock and Roll Daycare has to offer.

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