Friday, August 9, 2019

Project Art

Project Art
Why is art important in early education?

1.          In addition to helping youth develop important skills, free expression is also good for overall health and well-being. Giving your child a creative outlet can help relieve stress and work through things happening in their lives. By encouraging artistic expression, you can help facilitate learning.
  1. Fine motor skills. Grasping pencils, crayons, chalk, and paintbrushes helps children develop their fine motor muscles. This development will help your child with writing, buttoning a coat and other tasks that require controlled movements.
  2. Cognitive development. Art can help children learn and practice skills like patterning and cause and effect  (“If I push very hard with a crayon the color is darker.”). They can also practice critical thinking skills by making a mental plan or picture of what they intend to create and following through on their plan.
  3. Math skills. Children can learn, create and begin to understand concepts like size, shape, making comparisons, counting, and spatial reasoning.
  4. Language skills. As children describe and share their artwork, as well as their process, they develop language skills. You can encourage this development by actively listening and asking open-ended questions in return. It is also a great opportunity to learn new vocabulary words regarding their project (texture).













Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hello Kindergarten!

This week we had to say goodbye to our Pre-K kids. We are so sad to see them go but excited for their next adventure to elementary school. Ms. Demesha did an amazing job to set them up for success in kindergarten. She hopes that many will come back to visit and tell us all out "big school".

Here is a link for tips on the first day of school.















Monday, July 22, 2019

Best of Parenting

It is nomination time again. Don't forget to nominate The Academy for Best of Parenting 12 years in a row!!
Visit www.nashvilleparent.com/bop19 to cast your vote.



Mother Goose visits

We had a great time last week during Project Imagination. Mother Goose came out for a visit to talk with all of us about the ocean. The kids had fun singing and dancing with her. We had the chance to pretend that we were on a beach vacation together.














Sunday, July 14, 2019

Pre-K Graduation

As the summer is ending we have a few amazing kids leaving us. They gearing up to enter the world of kindergarten. This was the perfect time to have a celebration for all their hard work throughout the year. We invited their families to come and witness our Pre-K class receive their certificate of completion at The Academy. We are so proud of all their hard work and all the help Ms. Demesha has been to them throughout the year.













Best of Parenting

It is nomination time again. Don't forget to nominate The Academy for Best of Parenting 12 years in a row!!
Visit www.nashvilleparent.com/bop19 to cast your vote.