Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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- Impotance 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.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Power of Play Art Show!

Today, we ended art week with our second annual Power of Play art show! All the classes worked hard on all their beautiful masterpieces! We loved being able to admire their hard work! Great job, children! 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Commotion in the Ocean with Mother Goose!

We love it when special visitors come to visit our school! This morning we had a special visit from Mother Goose herself! The children had a blast singing songs and rhyming while learning about a variety of ocean creatures!

Friday, July 20, 2018

An "Eggs-celent" Science Week!

We had a blast during our science week at the Academy of Harpeth Village! We did an egg experiment to see if we could break the eggs when we walked on them! All the eggs stayed intact after the children walked across them! We also conducted an explosive science experiment with mentos and diet coke! The children were so amazed by the chemical reaction between diet coke and mentos! We ended science week with a visit from Mr. Bond the Science Guy! The children had a blast expanding their sense of discovery and their understanding of the scientific method! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Let There Be Light!

During science week, we learned about the science of light! We learned how light can come from a multitude of sources! The children also learned how electrical circuits help light lightbulbs that we see everyday! They also learned how light wavelengths help us see colors! We also explored how light can create shadows!