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

Time for some fun in the tub! Follow along with our Bath Fizzies craft tutorial to make your child’s next bathing session even more exciting. Homemade bath bombs are a fun, at-home activity the whole family will enjoy!   SUPPLIES: Unsweetened Lemon Drink Mix Flour or Cornstarch Baby Oil or Mineral Oil Baking Soda Food Coloring Teaspoon measuring cup Bowls Spoon Parchment paper or Wax Paper INSTRUCTIONS: Mix 2 teaspoons

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

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 to doubt your parenting skills? First, take a deep breath and relax. Believe it or

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 lets kids observe how apples react when placed in different liquids. Here’s what you’ll need:

Our teachers across the county are truly game-changers. They are dedicated, passionate and truly know how to engage each of their students every day. The process of choosing just one teacher each month is beyond difficult, but we are pleased to announce that our 2019 August National Teacher of the Month is Lauren Arviso of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Scottsdale, AZ! We can think of no better candidate

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