Teachers are some of the most unsung heroes we have. Teachers don’t just teach children. They help prepare kids for the road ahead in life. Saying you appreciate that effort reminds a teacher that their impact goes beyond the classroom.
As a Reggio Emilia-inspired school, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool provides an emergent curriculum to children every day, but what is Reggio Emilia? Who does it benefit? When, where, why, and how is it implemented?
Our Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Creatively Shine™, consists of fun, engaging monthly themes like “Music and Movement” and “Heart Healthy Lifestyle.” The theme for May is “Gardening and Horticulture.”
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 […]
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, […]
In a perfect world, our children would be well-liked among their peers and welcome additions to any classroom. However, children who have trouble controlling their emotions frequently act out, and this often leads to frustration and embarrassment for parents—not to mention negative consequences for the child at school. A child with behavioral problems may also […]
It starts with a routine shopping trip. Then seemingly out of nowhere, your 2-year-old spies something tempting in the toy aisle. Before you know it, everyone is staring as your child’s piercing screams fill the air. It’s a tantrum. Why is this happening? Is your child trying to embarrass you on purpose? Are you starting […]
Leaves are changing color and pumpkin spice is back on the menu. Time for fall! It’s also a great season for introducing young kids to many fun science activities that also inspire your child’s imagination. Here are just a few great ideas, using easy-to-find ingredients and a big dose of creativity! Apple Experiment This activity […]
Teresa Obert always dreamed of becoming a teacher, ever since she got to work as an elementary school aide during her own high school days. More than 40 years later, Mrs. Teresa continues to live her dream as a master educator, earning 2018 National Teacher of the Year honors at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool®. […]