Thursday, June 22, 2017

Musical Mornings

Thursday mornings the preschool class at NDFH Beijing enjoys a special time of music. Their giggles fill the room as they learn to keep rhythm and understand the beats of the music. Music plays an important role in the development of children. While the kids recognize the fun, they are also working on memory and motor skills. Interacting with music helps the brain and body make connections. However, to the preschoolers - they are just having fun with each other and their nannies!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Transformation Tuesday: Janessa

Janessa was born on November 25, 2014. She was abandoned three days later in the 'safe room' of the local orphanage and diagnosed with heart disease. She arrived at New Day Foster Home on July 16, 2015.

Upon her arrival at New Day, she was a quiet, sweet girl, who could play with her toes and suck her thumb. She spoke in baby language and was curious about things around her.

Though she grew bigger and stronger each day, she remained the sweet, quiet girl we met early on.

We are so happy for sweet Janessa and are excited for the joy ahead as she grows in her family.

Monday, June 19, 2017

love makes a difference

A core value at New Day is the belief that love makes a difference. Day in and day out our nannies are pouring love into each child in their care. Their tender touches, giggle-inducing tickles, and gentle care allow the children to heal and grow.

When the children arrive in our care, they are in need not just of medical healing, but emotional restoration, as well. We are so grateful to our nannies whose selfless love bring a sparkle back in eyes that were once dim.

Gazing at the faces of our children (and our nannies), it is undeniable that love makes a difference.