Thursday, January 24, 2019

Creative Construction!

Today, at the Academy of Harpeth Village, the children had the opportunity to utilize their creativity and critical thinking skills while building houses out of pretzels and marshmallows! The children had a blast building and eating their houses!  

Monday, January 21, 2019

Celebrating Black History: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

Today, at the Academy of Harpeth Village, we took time to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! The children had a chance to learn more about Dr. King from a presentation for our TASK class! The children also learned about ways they can carry on Dr. King's legacy! It was so wonderful to see the children learn about justice and equality! Below is some information about Dr. King and ways that we all can work together to continue his legacy! Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 

1. According to the King Center, Dr. King was arrested over 30 times on charges, such as, civil disobedience during his fight for justice and equality with the civil rights movement.
2. Dr. King spoke more than 2,500 and travelled more than six million miles to spread his message and to fight injustice. 
3. Dr. King was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
4. Dr. King fought to topple police brutality, poverty and urban inequality, workplace discrimination, segregation, voting rights, and so much more!
5. We can carry on Dr. King's legacy by teaching the next generation about the hard fight for freedom and equality. 
6. You can watch Dr. King's "I Have A Dream Speech" with your family. 
7. You can volunteer with local organizations with your family in honor of Dr. King!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Yoga Time!

Yoga has enormous mental and physical health benefits for children and adults alike. When a child regularly practices yoga they increase their flexibility, strength, and coordination. Yoga can help a child with concentration, as well as, emotional management. Yoga practice also helps children build community. At the Academy of Harpeth Village, the children have a chance to practice yoga everyday, and they love it! Namaste!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Fitness Fanatics!

To help children develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime, an active and healthy lifestyle must start early in life. Physical activity has benefits at every age, and helps kids:

*Helps keep their heart and lungs healthy
*Become more flexible
*Develop strong bones
*Keep a healthy body weight
*Lower the risk of several diseases and health problems
*Improve their mood and self-esteem
*Do better in school