In a perfect world, our children would be well-liked among their peers and welcome additions to any classroom. However, children who have trouble controlling their emotions frequently act out, and this often leads to frustration and embarrassment for parents—not to mention negative consequences for the child at school. A child with behavioral problems may also have trouble making friends if their behavior makes them unpleasant to be around. If your

When we think of emotional intelligence, we usually think of it as a skill that adults need, but emotional intelligence begins to develop in childhood. Nurturing emotional intelligence in children is important for their success in interpersonal and social relationships in adulthood. Parents, caregivers, and teachers are tasked with finding effective ways to help children develop emotional intelligence to prepare them for a successful future. The concept of emotional intelligence

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, one of our favorite things is reading to our students. The look of awe and wonder on a child’s face during an exciting book is so special. Whether it’s the fun, engaging writing or the detailed illustrations, a good book is not only good for the soul, but also for early development. That’s why we also encourage parents to read to their children at home. This

Children’s brains develop extremely fast, especially from birth to the age of 3. More broadly, the first eight years of a child’s life can build a foundation for future health and success. Research has demonstrated that quality early childhood is critical to proper brain development, and practically every experience during this time has a profound effect on brain growth. These experiences include interactions with parents, family, and caregivers, as well

It’s no secret young children have vivid imaginations. Many children express themselves and keep themselves entertained for hours by playing pretend. However, imaginative play is more than just a fun way for kids to spend their time. Any type of role-playing or make-believe that a child engages in can have a profound effect on how they see the world, how they adapt to change, how they get along with peers,

Our teachers play such a significant role in our lives and we are thanks for all the day every single day! Each day our teachers are helping children foster their love for reading, writing and learning. Each classroom opens a world of possibilities and makes learning fun! The process of choosing just one teacher each month is beyond difficult, but we are pleased to announce that our 2019 December National

Experts assert that children develop the skills they need to be good readers starting at birth and throughout infancy. Between ages 3 and 5 is an essential time for your children to develop the skills they need to be good readers, and many parents look for ways to make the most of their time reading. Not only is reading great for your child’s intellectual pursuits, but it is also proven

Starting kindergarten can be both exciting and frightening for your child, and parents are often just as anxiety-ridden as their preschoolers when it comes to this major milestone. To ease the anxiety, there are a variety of things you can do to help make your preschooler’s transition to kindergarten a smooth one. Do a Dry Run One of the easiest ways to help ease your child into attending kindergarten is

What does my child need to know before kindergarten?  How to recite the alphabet? Count to 10? Tie shoelaces? Or is there something more to this puzzle? For many parents, the first 5 years seem to fly by overnight. Before you know it, it’s time for kindergarten! A high-quality pre-k curriculum can help ensure that your child is ready for success in school and in life. But what, exactly, is

What does it mean to be a helper? Helpfulness is an important part of good social development, and there are many excellent ways for children to practice being helpful — from putting toys back on the shelf to collecting food for neighbors in need. We can also introduce kids to the many grown-ups who work to make life better for others.

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