Monday, July 29, 2019

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- Importance 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.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Swimming Pool Ball Painting!

It's Art Week at the Academy of Harpeth Village! Today, the children created art using a swimming pool, tennis balls, and paint! The children had so much fun being creative with unconventional art supplies! They created some beautiful artwork! 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Egg Drop!

Today was our Science Week egg drop! The children and teachers all had to build a contraption that would sustain an egg if it is dropped from high up! Everyone had a blast building their contraptions and testing to see if their egg broke! We went 7 rounds until we ended up with a winning egg! It was a great way to end science week! 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sand Slime!

What happens when you mix glue, starch, water, and sand? You get sand slime! For science week we created sand slime! The children had the chance to learn about how different substances react to one another to create a new substance! The children also had the opportunity to learn the scientific method and apply their reasoning skills while making sand slime! How fun! 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Math Week!

This week was math week at the Academy of Harpeth Village! This week the children had the opportunity to play shape and number twister, play hopscotch, participate in a number line run, and do so much more! It was so great to see the children be introduced to math concepts in a fun and exciting way! We also had our annual parent pi(e) contest! The teachers loved tasting all the yummy pies the parents made! What a fun math week! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Red, White, and Blue!

Today we celebrated the Fourth of July with a red, white, and blue dress up day! To celebrate the day, the children also created art and listened to stories to learn more about the holiday! 

Below are some Fourth of July Fun Facts (courtesy of the Library of Congress):
1. The observation of the Fourth of July was only commonplace after the war of 1812
2. The Fourth of July was declared a federal holiday on June 28, 1870
3. The first Fourth of July celebration was in Philadelphia in 1777

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Music Week!

The Academy of Harpeth Village is alive with the sound of music! This week, the children are learning all about music! The children had the opportunity to participate in a musical instrument petting zoo, make music shakers, march in a music parade, and learn about a variety of musical genres! The children had so much fun making and learning about music!