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Jan 2014

Make Food Fun!

Do you have a picky eater on your hands? There are many types of picky eating behaviors.  Your child might be scared of trying new things, like fruits and vegetables.  They might only be sticking to foods that are familiar or maybe you are finding them at the dinner table trying to do anything but eat.  Don’t worry, there are several ways of dealing with picky eating and helping your

This is a question that has caused some debate from educators and parents worldwide.  The American Academy of Pediatrics states that excessive media use can contribute to health risks, including obesity, aggression and lack of sleep in children. They advise that children under the age of two have no screen time and only 1 to 2 hours a day for older children. They state if you are going to allow

“Fine motor” refers to the movements we make with the small muscles of our hands. Children start to use their hands right at birth to explore their own bodies and the world around them. Their fine motor skills develop as their whole body starts to move and become more stable.  They also learn to do more things with their hands as their cognitive and social/emotional skills improve. Children should have strength and

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Dec 2013

A New Year

The New Year is just around the corner and with that comes the inevitable… the much dreaded resolutions. You know… those ridiculous confines we put on ourselves to improve said life. Often times somewhere on those resolution lists it will read “Spend more time with family.” I have to admit, it is on my list, but when I hear “resolution for the New Year” I think of my short comings

Borax Crystals are a fun way to combine math and science skills to create a beautiful art project. We have included the items you will need along with the directions below! Have fun and enjoy! Items you will need: *Ribbon *Wide Mouth jar *Pipe Cleaners *Borax laundry detergent *Pencil *Boiling water *Food coloring (optional) Instructions: First form the pipe cleaner into the shape you want, to make a snowflake cut

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Dec 2013

Holiday Fun!

The holiday season is not only the perfect time to break out the boxes filled with old memories but it’s also a great time to create new ones! What better way to do that then to create a variety of homemade tree decorations with your little one! Not only will this provide a wonderful opportunity for bonding but it will also give kids a chance to work on basic skills,

With the holidays approaching, that means you could be busy in the kitchen making lots of delicious foods for your family. And of course you can always use an extra hand in the kitchen. Did you know that cooking with your child is a great way for them to develop motor skills? Cooking with your child provides many experiences such as pre-math skills, communication and language, bonding, and creativity as

A second Little Sunshine’s Playhouse (LSP) is coming to Arizona and will be located in Gilbert. The Gilbert school is being brought to the area by franchisees, Angela and Daniel Jaworowski. Daniel and Angela are very excited to be bringing a Little Sunshine’s Playhouse to the Gilbert area. Both have deep roots in the community, as Daniel was raised in the Chandler/Gilbert area and Angela actually graduated from Gilbert High School, where

Children are using early math skills in their daily routines to help build a foundation that will continue throughout their educational journey. But early math skills do not include times tables or division, but merely creating a strong foundation of number recognition before kindergarten. Children should enter Kindergarten with the ability to count verbally (first forward, then backward), recognizing numerals, identifying more or less quantity, and understanding one-to-one correspondence. Listed

One of the most important things in life that I have found is strong healthy relationships. We build relationships with our families, our friends and our teachers. Each of these is very important to our growth as a person and life in general. We start building these relationships as soon as we make our grand entrance into the world. The immediate bond we make with our parents is the most