Thursday, November 7, 2019

Basketball Fun!

 Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is not expensive; instead, it is attainable. You only have to secure a ball and a ring. And basketball is a fun and easy to learn for children’s level of cognition. In basketball, you run, jump, dribble, and shoot.

Balance is the foundation of basketball. In order to teach young children basketball basics, demonstrate the proper basketball stance that will enable the young players to maintain their balance. Teach them to spread their feet apart, flex the legs on their knees, maintain their upper body in an upright position, with head facing in front and parallel to the ground, and flex their arms on their sides. Balance prevents the young children from falling down easily. 

Our toddler friends love a good game of basketball!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Halloween 2019!

Halloween 2019 was a success with our annual pumpkin decorating contest, done by our teachers, class to class Trick or Treating, and a Halloween party! Until next year, folks!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Pumpkin GUTS!

Our infant friends had a blast exploring the inside of a pumpkin with their hands, finger, and even their little toes! 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Family Trees!

Fall is for your Family at The Academy, and with that, our Pre K students made Family Trees!

Take a look!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Turtle Hunt!

We know that animals make great companions and playmates, but animals are also wonderful teachers. Children know that a pet will love and accept them unconditionally, which builds self-esteem. What's more, research suggests that social, emotional, and cognitive development is enhanced when a child cares for a pet. Some studies have found that pet ownership can encourage language and communication skills, because children tend to talk to their animals — to confide their feelings, show affection, give commands, and sometimes even incorporate them into their pretend-play scenarios.

This week our toddler friends have been exploring Pets! They hunted for the pet turtle in a bucket of other toys!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Enrichment Time

Taste buds are sensory organs that are found on your tongue and allow you to experience tastes that are sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. How exactly do your taste buds work? Taste buds have very sensitive microscopic hairs called microvilli. Those tiny hairs send messages to the brain about how something tastes, so you know if it's sweet, sour, bitter, or salty. Thank you to Ms. Hannah and the Prescholar Enrichment classes for teaching us all about our mouths and tongues!

Making lips and a tongue!

Lips and tongue art!