This button snail craft for kids is super cute and easy to make too! Supplies: Buttons Construction Paper Glue Scissors Instructions: First, you do is cut out a circle for the snail shell. (This is where the buttons will go!) Next, you will cut out the snail body. Glue both parts together, and then the fun can begin! Glue the front of the snail shell and start sticking those buttons

The first word most children learn to read is their name. Which is why the letters that make up their name are often the first letters a child learns to identify. This activity is a super fun way to help your child identify certain letters and build their name. Supplies: Posterboard or Cardstock (I used heavy Cardstock taped together) Painters Tape Black Marker Sticky Notes Scissors Instructions: Pick out your

Parent-child relationships are one of the most crucial components of child development. The most important and the earliest relationship children have is with their parents, siblings, grandparents, and teachers. Having a good relationship with your children will shape how they adapt to the world as they navigate childhood. As a parent, it is essential to instill these values early so your children can adapt to the different situations they will

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

Most children love to dance and sing, but did you know they can also learn through rhymes, music and movement. Learning music often leads to enhanced language skills. Children with stronger language skills are able to express their needs more clearly at a younger age, which increases your child’s ability to learn more effectively. Language is not the only benefit of musical education. If children have a successful music experience

At Little Sunshine’s, giving back to our 23 communities is so important to us, that’s why we’ve identified November as our month of “Giving Back”. Better yet, it’s our curriculum theme! That means we’re teaching the importance of helping thy neighbor to our students, the future leaders of America. In honor of our theme, we’ve compiled a list of five simple things you can do with your children to give

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