We love our “Giving Back” Curriculum Theme this month! This is such a wonderful way to learn and grow with your children and really use this time to show them how “Giving Back” will help their community and make them feel even better, too! For our at home activity this month, we’ve created a special project for the whole family to participate in! Items Needed: Jar (of any kind) Construction Paper Markers/Crayons Directions:

  Barnyard Dance! | Author: Sandra Boynton Big Red Barn | Authors: Margaret Wise Brown and Felicia Bond Farm Animals | Author: Phoebe Dunn Farm Rhyme Time Silliness and Count to 10 | Author: Jill Harmony Funny Farm | Author: Mark Teague Jobs on a Farm | Author: Nancy Dickmann Moo Moo, Brown Cow | Authors: Jakki Wood and Rog Bonner Old Macdonald Had a Farm (Classic Books) | Authors: Child’s Play and Pam Adams Old Macdonald Had

Muddy Pigs We found a great sensory project for our families to try out and incorporate this month’s curriculum, Farm Animals, at home with the kiddos! You’ll need: Pig Pictures Brown Paint Sand/Oatmeal Instructions: Mix the sand or oatmeal with the brown paint Paint the “mud” mixture onto your pigs using a paintbrush or your hands To make the “mud” puffy, add shaving cream

All of our Little Sunshine’s Playhouse preschools love being involved with their community.  On Friday, September 19, 2014, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, Leawood had the opportunity to participate in Strike Out SIDS at the K (The KC Royals stadium) to help bring community awareness to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). They were invited to participate in the event by SIDS Resources Inc. The event included tailgate games, child-friendly activities, and a

Airplane Flight!: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure | Authors: Susanna Leonard Hill and Ana Martín Larrañaga Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon | Authors: H. A. Rey, Margret Rey and Vipah Interactive Freight Train (Board Book) | Author: Donald Crews Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site | Authors: Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld Hot Air | Author: Marjorie Priceman Little Blue Truck (Board Book) | Authors: Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry Steam Train, Dream

Traffic Light Snacks Who doesn’t love a yummy snack to make after school or on the weekend? Plus, who doesn’t love incorporating this month’s curriculum theme into that snack? If you answered yes to either of those questions, we have the perfect activity for you and your kiddos! Materials: Graham cracker sheets, broken into individual rectangles Chocoloate frosting, or Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Red, green and yellow M&M’s candies Instructions: Spread

All Families Are Special | Author: Norma Simon and Teresa Flavin Babies Don’t Eat Pizza: A Big Kids’ Book About Baby Brothers and Baby Sisters | Author: Dianne Danzig and Debbie Tilley Calvin Can’t Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie | Author: Jennifer Berne Copy Me, Copycub | Author: Richard Edwards Cowboy Slim | Author: Julie Danneberg Families | Author: Ann Morris I Like Myself! | Author: Karen Beaumont

As a way to tie into our curriculum this month at school (ALL ABOUT ME/I AM SPECIAL), below is a great list of 10 ways to boost your kiddo’s self-confidence! Teach good manners Stay away from comparisons Assign your child age-appropriate household chores that accentuates their strengths Compliment when they succeed Encourage when they don’t succeed Be a mirror of your own self confidence Let them make decisions, based upon

Pre-Enrollment Opening August 18th, 2014 We were thrilled to announce our ground break ceremony last month, and so thankful for the turnout and support from friends, family and the Gilbert community! We are equally as excited to announce the opening of our pre-enrollment process beginning August 18th 2014! With the start of pre-enrollment, we will be offering a limited number of lifetime “Founding Family” discounted tuition enrollment positions. We fully

Everyone knows that feeling of the back to school blues. The days are getting shorter and bed times are coming earlier. Even if you attend school year-round, this is a definite season in every child’s life when we transition from summer to fall. As hard as it is on the kiddos, parents and adults alike feel the effect of this season change! Getting back on schedule. Summer is an endless