Friday, October 30, 2020

Pumpkin Competition!

 We can't wait to see who wins the pumpkin contest! This year was incredible! We can't wait to show you all the fun party pictures next week! Have a wonderful and safe weekend with the children!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

4th Annual Trunk or Treat

      This year's Trunk or Treat was a hit! Our dedicated educators had so much fun decorating and passing out trick or treat goodies! We hosted yummy snacks including popcorn, hot dogs, chips & drinks.  The children had so much fun in the bounce house with their friends and everybody loved seeing each others costumes. The parents enjoyed safely socializing with plenty of space outside. We look forward to this event every year and we're so glad the weather held out long enough for us to enjoy another great memory with our AoHV families! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Nashville Public Library "Power of Play"!

 The Nashville Public Library did a zoom meeting for our school to help parents and educators know the importance of PLAY!

Play helps develop theses self-regulation skills:

*Controlling emotions 

*Controlling behaviors

*Controlling thought processes  

Good self-regulation skills will help your child learn in a classroom environment.

Play helps develop theses language skills:  

*Adjusting language to fit the situation

*Using a richer vocabulary

*Using the more sophisticated  language of adults

A good predictor of reading success, language also contributes to children's overall cognitive and social development. 

Play help develop these social skills: 

* Taking turns

*Cooperation and working with others

*Understanding others' perspective 

Good social skills will help children function in a classroom where they will interact with others regularly.

Play helps develop these early literacy skills:

*Symbolic recognition (understanding that one thing can represent another)

*Print awareness (understanding the natural and uses of print)

Early Literacy lays the foundation for children's continued success in school. 

Thank you, Nashville public Library for this very useful and important information! Play is definitely important for children and how they learn and grow.











Monday, October 5, 2020

October Festivities!

 We are so excited to begin Fall fun! Our families enjoyed a grab and go Lemonade treat to ring in the new season. The children are having a blast painting, decorating, exploring new Fall sensory toys, and wearing the cutest clothes! We can't wait to show you more exciting things all month!