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

One of the best ways children learn is through Rhymes, Music and Movement. Learning music often leads to enhanced language skills. Children with stronger language skills are able to expressive their needs more clearly at a younger age; which increases your child’s ability to learn more effectively as he or she grows. But language is not the only benefit to highlight the significance of musical education. If children have a

Every parent has experienced the “joys” of tummy time. For some babies, being on their belly is an absolute blast, but for others, it can be a nightmare . . . at first. Even though lying on your stomach seems easy, to a baby, it is hard work! Being on her tummy requires your baby to use her head, neck, and back muscles to be able to look up and

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Aug 2013

What’s To Eat?

Nutrition is a hot trending topic amongst all ages. Eating healthy is being discussed everywhere and that’s a good thing. However it can be overwhelming with the wealth of information that is dispersed through social media. A person must also decide what truly is legit versus someone’s opinion. We know it is beneficial to eat healthy but why isn’t this life style adopted by many? Here are some popular reasons:

As a parent we so often ask ourselves, “Will my child be ready for kindergarten?” We have checklists and guidelines, we go to the local super mass retail chain and buy enrichment materials; after all, you think to yourself, my child will be ahead of the game. Sure she is four and is fluent in Latin and can count to two hundred, but often times as parents we miss a

Kids bite for a number of reasons — and most of them aren’t intentionally malicious. As a Preschool Director, I have found over the years that children typically bite for the 5 main reasons listed below. They’re in pain. When babies bite, typically it’s because they’re teething. They’re just doing it to relieve the pain of their swollen, tender gums. They’re exploring their world. Very young children use their mouths to

I will never forget one particular present that my mom gave me for my 4th birthday. Even after all these years, I still remember how excited I was when I saw what was inside this big, plain brown box.  It was stuffed full of every art supply that a child could ever need! Needless to say, art and creativity played a large role in my formative years, and it is

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Jul 2013

Napping 101

Napping 101  Consider yourself blessed, your child naps every day for two hours… Oh wait… they don’t?  Countless times parents tell me, “My child won’t nap at home, but he /she always takes a nap at school.” This comment is sometimes followed by, “How do the teachers do it?”  Below I have some simple pointers that I believe will make napping oh so easy… even for the faint of heart

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