Music Makes Everything Better

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Music week was our first summer camp at AKL and it was certainly exciting! Music is a perfect theme considering how important it is for children’s development and their ability to let loose and enjoy some tunes! Music is known to help children with gross motor skills by dancing, moving, and keeping a beat! It also teaches children self-control and restraint when learning a song because they must understand beat and rythum. It allows them to start and stop repeatedly. The children loved to learn about the different types and genera of music! This created inquisitiveness and keep them engaged as we played music they never heard of, such as classical, rock, country, and even music in different languages. Lastly, music is known for its ability to remove stress and change your mood! We loved to share this experience with our kids and teach them if they are ever feeling sad or upset to get up and dance it off because life it too short to stay in a bad mood! This really got them excited to learn!

Making musical instruments and practicing routines consumed the week for the talent show on Friday. Marching bands filled the halls with PreK singing “sing a song of six pens” while the toddlers danced it out and played background music with their tambourines.

Of course, the School age children were taking this week very seriously! They thought about their talents with great enthusiasm and grit! It was certainly not a game for them!  Finally, the day was here and the whole school joined together to celebrate and support each other during the talent show. The babies watched with curiosity and even danced along to the infamous baby shark song! The two-year-old children were excited to be in the spotlight when they took the stage to dance and smile at the older children. The three-year-old children paired up and serenaded us with a beautiful version of twinkle twinkle little star! PreK took the stage with a full-on rock concert and played hard to we will rock you with their paper guitars. Finally, school age closed the show with hula hooping and an amazing dance! We had it all; magic tricks, singing, dancing, comedy and even the thriller dance performed by one of our school age children! The kids sure think of everything! As we all know preforming in front of your peers is no easy task, but these kids took it on like champions! From infants to school age children we gave them 10 stars across the board!

 After the show we all enjoyed cake on the playground to celebrate what brings us all together, our amazing school, A KIDS LIFE! The children were so grateful and excited to take pride and recognize their school in its one-year anniversary celebration!

Graduation Day!

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“They were so excited and had so much energy!”

- Teacher Daisy

Zip up those gowns, pop on those caps, and turn those tassels; here comes your Pre-K Graduates! Graduation at A Kids Life Preschool is one of our biggest events of the year! We put forth lots of creativity, hard work, and careful thought into making this day one of the best days your child has at A KID’S LIFE! I mean it is ‘the best day of their life so far, right? Check out our YouTube Video "You Are The Best Song" here. Some may say that a preschool graduation is a little silly and almost ridiculous, but you can tell that to our parents who left in tears! This isn’t just any celebration it is their first big step into the world. Preschool is the last year where they sit at a table instead of desks, the last year they get to sleep on those little nap mats covered with crib sheets, and the last time they get reminded that “growing food” must come first so they can grow big and strong just like hulk! This is the time to celebrate and embrace their innocence because they won’t be little for long.

It was certainly a busy day! Nervous bellies and contagious smiles had us all a little skittish and excited for how this day would play out.

The kids kept saying their tummies hurt and I had to explain to them it is just nerves, everything will be okay.”
- Teacher Marissa

“They just needed to get their minds off the graduation and relax and have fun to enjoy their day! - Teacher Diane

The children were so excited they could barely hold it together! Do you remember your high school graduation? Yeah, all those scary and embarrassing thoughts you had while getting ready? Now multiple that x38! Getting 38 little gowns and tiny caps on was the least of our worries! What if they didn’t sing? What if they started crying? What if they fell walking down the hill? But guess what!! The messing up and the giggling was most certainly the best part of all! What differentiates high school graduation and preschool graduation? The off pitch signing, the child who doesn’t stand up for the pledge of allegiance, half the class on a completely different part of the song, or the child who laughed through the whole ceremony. It’s the imperfect silliness, the crazy off the wall laughter, and the smiles from ear to ear that make preschool graduation so special and unique! So, we rolled with it! We encouraged the children to be themselves and enjoy this day, their day! When the children saw their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends waiting in anticipation to see them, all their worries instantly went away, and they waved with excitement. For they knew, everything would truly be okay.

As the day progressed the graduation went very smooth and kicked off a plethora of fun activities for the children and parents to enjoy! From the picture booth to the candy bar to the bounce house our kids felt the love! We even had a very special guest performance from former American Idol Singer. Watch the "Slow Down" Song Performance here. Overall, the graduation was a huge success, the parents and children were very pleased!

Check out our AKL graduation video here!

2018 Year In Review

It’s been an amazing 6 months since we’ve opened our school in June! We’ve hand-selected our team and couldn’t be happier with our results. Aside from being a school, we are a small family. We are truly passionate about what we do and that’s what makes us different! Our amazing teachers work so hard to give our children the best care, safety, and education.

From scoring soccer goals with Soccer Shots of Sacramento to twirling with Tutu Performance Ballet; A KID’S LIFE has slowly but surely been making an impact within our community. In July, we partnered with Roseville High School Transition Program where we gave young adults job experience and life skills within A KID’S LIFE. We hope to give our children an opportunity to learn about people with disabilities, allow natural relationships with a diverse group of people and have a better understanding of other’s backgrounds.

In October, we hosted our Fall Harvest Festival for our families and the Roseville community. While showcasing some of the fun activities within our school, we raised funds for athletes of Special Olympics. We are continuing to raise funds and plan to purchase all new basketball jerseys for their 2019 season! They are so excited to receive new jerseys!

Lastly, we participated in Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program where families came together to hand pick gift tags for children in need. We came together and purchased over $2,000 in children’s gifts. When the town of Paradise was devastated by the Camp Fire we came together and collected cash, gift cards, new and used clothing and other household items to donate to victims affected by the fires. Thank you to all friends and families who contributed.

To end the year, we sang our hearts out for our families at our Christmas Program and our kids had an absolute blast! Our families were smiling from ear to ear as they took pictures of their loved ones. We also participated in Roseville’s 57th Annual Holiday Parade! There has already been some talk about next year’s parade ideas. Can’t wait!

Thank you to all our teachers and families for supporting A KID’S LIFE. We truly couldn’t have done it without you all! Please enjoy the video below for a glimpse of the last 6 months of A KID’S LIFE!!