Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St.Patrick's Day!

🍀🍀  Today in Preschool 3, the class was  busy learning all about St. Patrick's Day and a little friend called a Leprechaun. We decided that we were going to try and catch a leprechaun! We gathered lots of green items that we found around the school and even made a traps out of recycled boxes! We were all sure to take a nap, cause rumor has it that leprechauns only come around if you're not there or if you're sleeping,  when we woke up there were green footprints everywhere! We followed them to our bathroom where the leprechaun had gone potty and it was GREEN!!! We then remembered our trap, so we ran over to see if we had caught him and unfortunately he got away, but he was sure to leave us a tasty treat for all of our hard work!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Teachers of AoHV Are STARS!

We have such supportive families that always do so much for our teachers! We went through our STARS assessment with sweat and tears (from the teachers who weren't picked). We work so hard all year for this special day when we get to show off our wonderful talents. Our parents put together a special lunch for us all to enjoy after a long day of hard work. From all of us at the Academy of Harpeth Village we thank you for your loving support!  


Friday, March 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

We have been reading Doctor Suess books all week at AoHV and we have enjoyed seeing the children all dressed up in their favorite characters. Reading is so important for their cognitive, emotional, and language development. We will be having our scholastic book fair next week and we hope you can attend and pick out some of your favorites. We love making memories and experiencing the joy and creativity that books bring to us. Stay calm and read on!

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!