Get a closer look at some of the mighty kings of the forest with our Bear Hunt Binoculars Craft tutorial. This simple, at-home activity is a fantastic way to improve fine motor skills while spending time with the family. Supplies needed: Book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen (optional) Binoculars: Toilet paper rolls or two empty cardboard tubes Washi tape or duct tape Glue or tape Map:

Leaves contain a variety of unique designs, each special in their own way. Explore their beautiful textures through our Leaf Rubbing Artwork tutorial and create something magnificent along the way. Supplies needed: Leaves (Fake or real) Plastic Wrap Construction paper Crayons (remove the paper wrapping) Instructions: Layout a piece of plastic wrap about the same size as your paper. Place the leaves on the plastic and gently press into place.

Parent-child relationships are one of the most crucial components of child development. The most important and the earliest relationship children have is with their parents, siblings, grandparents, and teachers. Having a good relationship with your children will shape how they adapt to the world as they navigate childhood. As a parent, it is essential to instill these values early so your children can adapt to the different situations they will

In light of recent events, families are finding themselves in the position of not only being at home with their children for an extended period of time but educating them as well. We are here to help with some great books that the entire family can enjoy. Here is March’s suggested reading list to go along with Little Sunshine’s monthly curriculum theme, Mountains & Forests. All About Bears – Jennifer

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 5, 2020 — Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool Chief Financial Officer, Amber Riddle, named as a Director of Pediatric Brain Foundation. The Pediatric Brain Foundation is a Missouri-based not for profit operated by Matt and Rochette Dahler, Founders of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool. The foundation provides financial support to families with children suffering from neurological disorders, brain cancers and traumatic brain injuries and other diagnoses. “This foundation is our way of

Many adults claim they are visual learners, but how do you know if this applies to your child? Vision is an important component of learning, and this is especially true for children. For example, babies learn how to smile after watching their parents do it over and over again. After repeatedly seeing their parents smile, babies imitate the expression. There are a few key ways for parents to tell whether

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool, we are firm believers that our preschool teachers are the game-changers. They show up each day eager to educate, connect with and inspire their students. To continually honor our passionate educators, we identify and award a National Teacher of the Month each month. This award is highly regarded among our staff and is just one way we continually invest in our educators who make

If you’re the parent or caregiver of a preschooler, there’s no need to wait for kindergarten to help your child start learning about math. In fact, kids can learn about math at young ages. Toddlers can learn to count, while preschool-age children can do even more. Getting children started in math early will prepare them for their academic career. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children,