Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Visit From the Dentist!

What should I use to clean my baby's teeth?
A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime. 
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. 
What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?
The most important thing to do is to remain calm. Then find the tooth. Hold it by the crown rather than the root and try to reinsert it in the socket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk and take your child and the glass immediately to the pediatric dentist. 
How can parents help prevent tooth decay?
Parents should take their children to the dentist regularly, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth. Then, the dentist can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children. These home treatments, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits. 

We were so excited to learn about keeping our teeth healthy! Thank you, Little Harpeth!



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Nature Hunt at it's Finest!


Finding ways to engage children and allow them opportunities to enjoy the outdoors is a win-win for everyone involved and fun way to enjoy any season. When it is rainy we still go outside because it a great way to use all of our senses. Preschool 2 went on an amazing nature hunt today and found a frog, snake, turtle, bird house, red berries on a bush, pine cones, and we even got to feel the moss on the ground.



Thursday, February 2, 2017

Magic Is In The Air!

Magic has always been one of the best sources of entertainment for children as well as adults. Children of all ages are fascinated about magic tricks. Magicians’ shows, magic books, simple magic tricks played by parents delight children very much. By playing some easy magic tricks you can stimulate the imagination of your child. Magic tricks also persuade critical thinking in children. Answering all their questions may be difficult for parents, but it is necessary to answer all their queries, at least partially, to develop a scientific and critical outlook in children. The children here at AoHV absolutely love when Bruce Amato comes to do some magic!


Friday, January 27, 2017

Olaf, Snowmen, Hot Chocolate Oh My!

We are finally having some seasonal cold weather for January so today we celebrated with a tasty and warm hot chocolate bar for the kids and parents. We had caramel, marshmallows, peppermint sprinkles, and whipped cream to go on top! Yum! We also had a special visitor Olaf come to the school. He went around to all the children and gave warm hugs and high fives. Winter can be so much fun whenever we can stay warm together!












Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Toddlers Hard At Work!

Fine motor skills are those that allow your toddler to feed himself, color with crayons and otherwise use his hands in his day-to-day existence. Developing fine motor skills is essential during the toddler years because it helps your child build the skill set he'll need to be successful in school. Painting is an entertaining activity for most toddlers, and while your child is busy creating a masterpiece, he's also building his fine motor skills.






Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Social-emotional development


Through early relationships and with nurturing, responsive interactions, infants and toddlers learn ways of being in relationships, how to get their needs and wants met, and how to identify and regulate emotions. Because these skills develop together, this area of development is referred to as social-emotional development.