Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Self-serving involves the development of motor skills such as holding utensils and passing food. It also involves social skills such as good manners, learning to share, and to care for others at the table. These skills benefit preschool aged children's development and independence in eating at family meals.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Today we had a special visitor come to the Academy of Harpeth Village! The students had the opportunity to see Santa Claus! Some friends were skeptical at first, but warmed up to Santa after awhile! They had so much fun getting to talk with Santa and get their picture taken! Thank you, Santa, for coming to visit us! 

On Our Way To See Santa! 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sensory Time!

Sensory time is an important role in development. When you talk about senses, most kids over a certain age can rattle them off without problem: sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. Any and all of these can be incorporated into sensory play. At the Academy we like to encourage sensory time by letting them explore and create which gives us the opportunity to discuss what is happening at any given moment.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Outside Time!

On a playground, not everyone gets to go down the slide first. Going to the playground with your children is not just about running around and being active, but it's also about learning social skills, executive functions, and behavioral skills as well through play.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

In TASK we had a great week! We talked about what we were all thankful for.  Most children said that they were thankful for their families, homes, cars, pets, friends, school, and food.  We made art for the nursing home next door last Tuesday! On Wednesday there was no school at Harpeth Valley Elementary School, so we decided to have a pajama day and watch a movie! We did more Thanksgiving art for our families and played with our friends. We made forts and built with Legos. It was so much fun! We hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Let's Be Thankful!

What are you thankful for? At The Academy of Harpeth Village we are so thankful for our wonderful school community and the ability watch our students grow, learn, and play everyday! Throughout the month of November all of our classes have been learning about all the ways they can express thanks on a daily basis. The students loved learning about different Thanksgiving traditions, and how they help us build community. We also learned how we can build community by collecting canned goods for those in need. We had so much fun gathering as a school community for our annual Thanksgiving lunch. Have a happy Thanksgiving!