Feb 2014

Family Referral

Family Referral Program We want to take this opportunity to remind each of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse families of our referral program. For any referral that results in a new family enrollment at ANY Little Sunshine’s Playhouse location, the referring family will receive a $100 tuition credit! With several new Little Sunshine’s Playhouses opening soon nationwide (Colorado Springs, CO, St. Louis, MO and Southlake, TX to name a few), we’re eager

The need for quality early childhood education programs in the St. Louis metropolitan area was realized by the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Corporate Office in 2007. To satisfy that need, they began their search for the future home of their first Little Sunshine’s Playhouse location in St. Louis. Much like other large metro areas, St. Louis commercial real estate proved especially difficult to come by and the hunt seemed never-ending. After

Valentine’s Day is a special holiday to celebrate with those you love. Children get so excited to celebrate almost anything. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, we love to celebrate our students and enjoy hosting holiday parties in the classroom. During those special days, excitement and joy are spread from all the children to their teachers. Preschool children may not be able to fully grasp the concept of sentiment but here are


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


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


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