Sunday, May 17, 2015

MUD DAY!

When engaged in sensory play children use all their senses. As children pour, dump, scoop, and explore they are learning about spatial concepts (full, empty). It's not just about making a mess and getting dirty; it is an essential component to learning that encourages exploration and discovery through play. They had a blast!








Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How does my baby communicate?

Long before children say their first word, they communicate through their cries, coos, facial expression, and body language. From birth, babies begin to develop two sets of communication skills: receptive and expressive skills.

Receptive communication is the ability to receive and understand a message from another person. Babies demonstrate this skill by turning their head towards your voice and resounding to simple directions.

Expressive communication is the ability to convey a message to another person through sounds, speech, signs, or writing. Crying , babbling, and using body language are examples of your baby's early expressive skills.

We help encourage your baby's communication development by...
Smiling, talking, playing, and reading with your baby every day to help develop the communication skills needed to build meaningful relationships with peers, caregivers & loved ones which aids in their personal development resulting in success through the school years.



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Family Picnic!

We absolutely love packing up a picnic and inviting our families out to eat in the fresh air. What a perfect day for the occasion! Thank you to everyone who came to enjoy this outdoor event!








Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chicks and Guinea Fowl Birds

What an exciting Day!  Our sweet Gretchen in Pre K 2 shared her grand father and he brought chicks and Guinea Fowls! He brought a man from the Co-op  to explain the difference between the two.  We had a couple if children that had great questions like: "Are they like chicken nuggets? And " Do they fly?"  "The things children say"!  













Monday, April 13, 2015

International Library Day!

Library services all over the world have never been as important for children and their families, as they are today. Access to the knowledge and the multicultural riches of the world, as well as lifelong learning and literacy skills have become the priority of our society. Children should be encouraged to use the library from an early age, as this will make them more likely to remain users in the future years.





Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easter fun at AOHV!

We began our Easter fun with the school age children filling Easter eggs with delicious candy! Our toddler and preschool classes loved the egg hunt with a special surprise visit from the Easter bunny!