Thursday, May 23, 2024

❤️St. Jude Trike a Thon❤️

 



❤️St. Jude Trike a Thon❤️
Happy Tuesday Academy of Westhaven Families! We are living our best lives over here at AOW. We have been busy with alllll the summer fun! From flower sensory bins, to fun butterfly snacks and Teacher Appreciation! 
Our favorite recent activity was one close to our heart, The St. Jude Trike a Thon! Our school familiy all came together to raise over $1090 to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Our littles signed up made their donations and came ready to ride. They were all so excited and it turned out to be such a fun event. St. Jude gave us call and let us know that we helped pay for 3 X-Rays and a day of Oxygen for children fighting cancer. ❤️ 
Check out the fun below! 











Wednesday, May 8, 2024

🐞🐝Creepy Crawly Painting🐝🐞

 



🐞🐝Creepy Crawly Painting🐝🐞


Happy Wednesday Academy Families! I hope that all of you are having a wonderful start to the month of May! The littles have enjoyed the warmer weather and all of the extra outside gross motor time. 

The littles recently enjoyed an unforgettable adventure into the world of creepy crawly painting, and they had a blast! As all of the littles gathered around the table, their eyes sparkled with anticipation. Armed with an array of colorful paints and an assortment of lifelike fake insects and creepy crawlies, they were ready to unleash their creativity and embark on a journey into the wild unknown.

With eager hands and curious minds, our little artists set to work, each stroke of the brush bringing their imaginative visions to life. Some opted for vibrant butterflies fluttering among flowers, while others chose to paint daring spiders weaving intricate webs. With each new addition, their artwork transformed into a mesmerizing tapestry of color and imagination.

But what truly set this painting activity apart was the inclusion of fake insects and creepy crawlies. From plastic beetles to rubber snakes, these lifelike creatures sparked a sense of wonder and excitement in our young artists, inspiring them to create fantastical worlds filled with adventure and discovery.

As the painting session unfolded, we watched in awe as our children's imaginations soared, each artwork more unique and captivating than the last. And when the time came to display their masterpieces, the pride and joy on their faces were simply priceless.

But the magic of this experience didn't end with the paintings themselves. Throughout the activity, our little ones learned valuable lessons about creativity, imagination, and the beauty of embracing the unknown. They discovered that the world is full of wonder and possibility, just waiting to be explored.

It warmed our hearts to see the children so thoroughly engaged and delighted by an activity that not only stimulates their creativity but also encourages them to think outside the box. Creepy crawly painting has truly become a favorite among our little adventurers, and we can't wait to see where their imaginations take them next! Check out the fun below! 












Tuesday, April 23, 2024

🌸Flower Planting at Pickup🌸





🌸Flower Planting at Pickup🌸

Happy Tuesday Academy of Westhaven families! I hope that you are all having all the fun making memories with your littles as the weather warms up, and the sunshine is out. 

We're excited to share the blooming adventures your little ones enjoyed at pickup time recently. At The Academy of Westhaven, we believe in nurturing not just minds, but also a love for nature and the wonders of growth. So, we knew this was going to be the perfect activity of planting flower seeds with your children.

As you arrived to pick up your little sprouts, they were eagerly awaiting this special activity. With hands full of excitement and hearts curiosity, they dove into the world of gardening. Each child was given their very own flower pot, a symbol of the possibilities that awaited them. 

Each child got to take the time to carefully plant their chosen flower seeds, learning about the importance of soil, sunlight, and water in nurturing life. From selecting the perfect spot for their pots to gently tucking their flower seeds into the soil, every moment was filled with joy and discovery.

The experience wasn't just about planting flowers; it was about planting memories. The littles giggled with excitement as they got their hands dirty. They will be learning patience as they waited for their flowers to grow, and excitement as they imagined the beautiful blooms that would soon adorn their pots.

As parents, you play a vital role in nurturing these little seeds of wonder. We encourage you to continue this journey at home, fostering a love for nature and growth in your children's hearts.

Check out the fun below! We can't wait to continue this blooming adventure together!















Tuesday, April 9, 2024

🍃Green our Scene🍃

 



🍃Green our Scene🍃


Happy Tuesday Academy of Westhaven families! We have had a great start to April with the warmer weather and spring fun! Our littles recently got to Green our Scene and create their very own miniature neighborhood, bursting with vibrant greenery and colorful houses. 


With containers in hand and excitement in their hearts, our preschoolers set out to plant grass seeds. As they carefully sprinkled the seeds into the soil, they learned about the importance of nurturing and caring for living things. This hands-on experience provided a valuable lesson in responsibility and growth.


But the fun didn't stop there! Our littles got to work coloring pictures of houses, each one as unique and charming as the next. Their imaginations ran wild as they brought their creations to life with crayons and markers.


Next came the magical moment of combining the two elements. With their grass seeds planted and their houses colored, the children carefully nestled their creations together in the containers. As they arranged their houses in the soil, their very own neighborhood began taking shape before their eyes.


With our neighborhood complete, our preschoolers eagerly took on the role of our littles gardeners. They will be watering their “yards” each day throughout the month. As they watch the grass seeds sprout and grow, they'll witness firsthand the wonders of nature and the fruits of their labor.


Our littles loved creating their own mini neighborhood but also beginning their love for nature and learning that will last a lifetime. Through hands on activities like this, we're sowing the seeds for a brighter, greener future..one neighborhood at a time.













Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Child ID Program

 


Child ID Program

Happy Tuesday Academy of Westhaven families! I can’t believe that we are already on our last days of March. We have had the best time this month beginning all of the spring activities and soaking up the warmer weather. We recently had the chance to welcome New York Life to come in and offered a free Child ID program to our families. Everyone loved it and was excited to take advantage of the opportunity. 


In today's world, ensuring our children's safety is our number one priority. A Child ID Program provides a comprehensive identification document containing important information about your child, including their photograph, fingerprints, and other essential details. In the unfortunate event of an emergency, having this information readily available can be invaluable for law enforcement agencies in locating a missing child.


New York Life's Child ID Program is designed to be simple, efficient, and, most importantly, free of charge. During the session, highly trained professionals took the time to guide parents through the process of creating a secure identification card for their child. The process was quick, non-invasive, and takes only a few minutes of your time.


Aside from the peace of mind that comes with having a Child ID, participating in this program offers other advantages. In the event of an emergency, having a Child ID readily available can expedite the process of locating and identifying your child.

  

At The Academy of Westhaven, we prioritize the safety and well-being of every child entrusted to our care. The New York Life Child ID Program aligns perfectly with this commitment. We are excited to continue to offer this again in the future so that everyone is able to have the chance to create their Childs ID that have not done so already. Take a look at the fun below! 







Friday, March 15, 2024

☘️Save the Shamrock Activity☘️

 



☘️Save the Shamrock Activity☘️

Happy Friday Academy of Westhaven families! March is here, and with it comes the spirit of St. Patrick's Day! In the heart of this festive season, preschoolers embark on an exciting adventure to "Save the Shamrock" through a delightful fine motor activity. Let's dive into the magical world where tiny hands work wonders and creativity knows no bounds.


We set up this fun activity and the littles were eager to jump in. We had a station set for two of our littles to be able to have a chance to Save the Shamrock! 

We mixed our Shamrocks in with an array of Pots of Gold, Leprechaun Hats and Rainbows. We then set them up with mini tongs so they could then build those fine motor skills and only pick out the Shamrocks and then place them in their bin. We switched it up a little to make it developmentally appropriate for each of our littles and for the older kiddos we were able to make a challenge of who was able to save the most Shamrocks! 


We had the best time with this festive activity and is one that we will be doing again! Check out the fun below! 










Friday, March 8, 2024

📚Dr.Suess Week!📚


📚Dr. Seuss Week!📚

What an incredible week we've had at The Academy of Westhaven as we celebrated the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss! From mustache madness to cozy pajama days, we immersed ourselves in the colorful characters and imaginative stories of this Dr. Seuss! 


We kicked off the week with Mustache Monday, channeling our inner Lorax with funky fake mustaches adorning our faces. Laughter filled the air as little ones proudly sported their silly 'staches.


Tuesday brought Fox in Socks Crazy Sock Day, everyone got to showcase their most outrageous and mismatched socks. From polka dots to stripes, every pair was a testament to creativity and individuality, just like the vibrant illustrations in Dr. Seuss's books.


Wednesday was Oh, the Places you’ll Go Day and had us reminiscing about our favorite adventures as we wore shirts depicting our favorite places we've visited. Whether it was a trip to the beach, the zoo, or even outer space, each shirt sparked lively conversations and shared memories among our little explorers.


Thursday was a special day indeed, as we celebrated Cat in the Hat, Hay Day! Everyone came in wearing their favorite hats of all kinds! 


Finally, we wrapped up the week with cozy Pajama Day, inspired by Dr. Seuss's "The Sleep Book." Snuggled up in their favorite pajamas, our preschoolers enjoyed a day of relaxation and bedtime stories, complete with pillows and blankets galore.


But the fun didn't stop there! Each day at pick-up, our little ones were treated to Dr. Seuss-themed snacks that perfectly complemented our literary adventures. From Hop on Pop Popcorn to Truffula tree snacks, every bite was a delicious nod to the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss.


Thank you for joining us on this magical journey, and we can't wait to see what adventures await us next!