As math grows more important for the careers of the future, a quality preschool math curriculum will play a crucial role in preparing your child for a lifetime of success. Knowledge of math at ages 3 to 5 improves kindergarten readiness and predicts future achievement well into high school, and kids with better math skills in early childhood are more likely to attend college. Early math also promotes development of
Many parents worry about introducing the internet to their children. At what age is it okay to go online? What content is appropriate? How much time is too much? How can you protect your child from the dangers that may be lurking in cyberspace?
As your child’s first teacher, you can promote early learning in many ways, such as reading bedtime stories and even pointing out the meaning of traffic signs. Participating in your child’s preschool experience is also essential. Research published in 2017 found that parent-teacher partnerships promote academic success and social-emotional development. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, biannual parent-teacher conferences are an important part of our curriculum and provide an opportunity
You notice a red mark on your child’s cheek after preschool. When you ask her what happened, she replies “Stacy bit me.” Or you find out that your child recently had an argument over a toy in which he hit his classmate. As disturbing as it can be, hitting and biting are a normal stage of development for some kids. Why do these aggressive behaviors occur at preschool, and how
Like all parents, you love your children more than anything and want them to be healthy, happy and successful. Perhaps that’s why discipline can be so frustrating and even downright exhausting sometimes. What do you do when, despite all your best efforts, your child still refuses to eat his or her veggies, hits another child or throws a tantrum? Take a deep breath and be patient. Kids don’t grow up
Your parenting style will have a large impact on your child’s development, especially during their preschool years. When your child is preschool age they are experiencing lots of change and development — physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. The way you parent your child greatly influences the way they see the world around them, interact with their peers and respond to situations. What Are the Four Different Parenting Styles? There are
At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we are enthusiastic advocates of play and believe that learning should be filled with fun, curiosity and imagination. Research shows that playtime, both directed and undirected, is one of the most important contributing factors to a child’s overall development. Finding a preschool that believes in mixing learning and play together is one of the best things that you can do for your child to
Starting school can be exciting and intimidating for students of all ages, but especially for very young children. As a parent, you can rest assured that separation anxiety when starting school is a normal part of child development, and that it may show up on the first day for some kids, or emerge later in the school year for others. One early childhood expert explains that preschoolers get anxious about