In light of recent events, families are finding themselves in the position of not only being at home with their children for an extended period of time but educating them as well. We are here to help with some great books that the entire family can enjoy. Here is March’s suggested reading list to go along with Little Sunshine’s monthly curriculum theme, Mountains & Forests. All About Bears – Jennifer

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 5, 2020 — Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool Chief Financial Officer, Amber Riddle, named as a Director of Pediatric Brain Foundation. The Pediatric Brain Foundation is a Missouri-based not for profit operated by Matt and Rochette Dahler, Founders of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool. The foundation provides financial support to families with children suffering from neurological disorders, brain cancers and traumatic brain injuries and other diagnoses. “This foundation is our way of

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

If you’re the parent or caregiver of a preschooler, there’s no need to wait for kindergarten to help your child start learning about math. In fact, kids can learn about math at young ages. Toddlers can learn to count, while preschool-age children can do even more. Getting children started in math early will prepare them for their academic career. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children,

It is often said that the most valuable thing we can do is to give away our time. Volunteering is beneficial not only for those who receive help but for those who give it. Teaching kids to volunteer helps them develop important skills and also sets them up for success in other areas of their lives. According to the Director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning

Parents are tasked with teaching, protecting, and nurturing children while also providing life skills that help them develop into productive adults. As children grow, there are a variety of approaches to parenting that may be considered either beneficial or detrimental, depending on whom you ask. As parents become more educated about what works and what doesn’t, many are embracing positive parenting as a philosophy for raising resilient, capable, happy children.

Research continues to prove the sooner you get your child started with reading fundamentals, the better readers they will become in the long run. However, despite getting an early start, some children still face hurdles when it comes to mastering reading skills and improving as time goes on. As parents, we often wonder why our children are having a harder time than others and what can be done to remedy