Tuesday, August 20, 2019

When Life Gives You Lemons...!

It's cooking week at the Academy of Harpeth Village! So far this week, the children have learned all about different types of food and how they are prepared! Today the children had the chance to make some lemonade! They had a blast learning all the steps to make lemonade! They were all so proud of their fun creation!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Book Character Day!

Today was book character day at the Academy of Harpeth Village! Everyone had a blast dressing up as their favorite book character! Reading week has been so much fun! 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Reading is FUNdamental!

It's reading week at the Academy of Harpeth Village! To kick off reading week, we had the Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck come visit! We also had a special visit from Pete the Cat at our book fair! What fun! 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Grow, Learn, Play, Graduate!

Grow- A close relationship between the child and the caregiver is the best way to nourish the child's growing brain. When a caregiver plays with and sings, speaks, reads, or tells a story to the child and nurtures her or him with healthy food love and affection the child's brain grows. Being healthy, interacting with caregivers and living in a safe and clean environment can make a big difference in a child's growth, development and future potential.
Learn- Importance of early childhood development. The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on the overall development and on the adult they will become.  That is why understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being.
Play-  Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Swimming Pool Ball Painting!

It's Art Week at the Academy of Harpeth Village! Today, the children created art using a swimming pool, tennis balls, and paint! The children had so much fun being creative with unconventional art supplies! They created some beautiful artwork! 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Egg Drop!

Today was our Science Week egg drop! The children and teachers all had to build a contraption that would sustain an egg if it is dropped from high up! Everyone had a blast building their contraptions and testing to see if their egg broke! We went 7 rounds until we ended up with a winning egg! It was a great way to end science week! 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sand Slime!

What happens when you mix glue, starch, water, and sand? You get sand slime! For science week we created sand slime! The children had the chance to learn about how different substances react to one another to create a new substance! The children also had the opportunity to learn the scientific method and apply their reasoning skills while making sand slime! How fun!