Making baby food can either be a fun activity to do while at home or an effort to be sure your baby is getting all of the nutrition they need. Whatever the case, you might be curious: what are the easiest-to-make and most nutritious recipes for babies? Here’s ten recipes that will become your little one’s favorite.   Avocado Puree Ingredients: Ripe avocado Best suited for: Babies 4 months +

As a Reggio Emilia-inspired school, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool provides emergent curriculum to children every day, but what is Reggio Emilia? Who does it benefit? When, where, why, and how is it implemented?   Before reviewing Reggio Emilia in a childcare setting, it’s important to know the history behind this acclaimed early education philosophy. Reggio Emilia’s conception began in Reggio Emilia, Italy at the hand of a teacher and

Sending a child to school knowing they are vulnerable to dangers like allergic reactions can be nerve racking, especially with young children that may not be completely capable of regulating what they’re eating and touching. If you’re the parent of a young child with sensitivities to food or anything else, there are several things you can do to not only keep your child safe at school but also to rest

Toddlers can be tough—kids can be tough, teenagers too, but establishing rules for your toddler early promotes better behavior moving forward. Rules make doing the things parents like to do with their children fun and safe, whether that’s playing at a park, visiting toy stores, or even just having a nice breakfast at home. Different parenting styles will call for different rules, but no matter the expectations you may have

Parent involvement in a child’s education is critical in early childhood development and helping a child reach their full potential. Supporting evidence is overwhelming. Research shows parent involvement not only leads to higher academic achievement, greater cognitive and problem-solving skills.   Reading to your children also helps develop greater self-control, improved mental health, show advanced social and emotional development, become more resilient to stress, and have more positive relationships with their peers when their parents are involved

This button snail craft for kids is super cute and easy to make too! Supplies: Buttons Construction Paper Glue Scissors Instructions: First, you do is cut out a circle for the snail shell. (This is where the buttons will go!) Next, you will cut out the snail body. Glue both parts together, and then the fun can begin! Glue the front of the snail shell and start sticking those buttons

The first word most children learn to read is their name. Which is why the letters that make up their name are often the first letters a child learns to identify. This activity is a super fun way to help your child identify certain letters and build their name. Supplies: Posterboard or Cardstock (I used heavy Cardstock taped together) Painters Tape Black Marker Sticky Notes Scissors Instructions: Pick out your

Once you start eating these delicious Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Pecans you won’t be able to stop! This is a fun and easy at-home activity the whole family can help with. SUPPLIES: 1 Egg White 1 tablespoon Cinnamon, ground 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1 cup Sugar 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 1 lb Pecans (Note: This recipe can be made with a variety of nuts, not just pecans. Feel free to change it