Handmade Gifts for Mother’s Day
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by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
4d ago
Part of Little Sunshine’s Reggio Emilia Philosophy is the belief that children are collaborators in their own learning. One of the best ways to include your children in an active, educational way is by getting creative with them. For all the dads and spouses out there looking to build a special moment for your whole family this Mother’s Day, roll up your sleeves, break out the crafting supplies, and get ready for some fun as you get creative with these 11 handmade gifts.  Fingers & Toes Few things bring out the “ooos” and “awwws” like a homemade gift made with fingerprints and footpri ..read more
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Leap Into Spring-Themed Educational Activities
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by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
2w ago
The changing of seasons is a great time for kids to learn about what’s happening in the world around them and apply that knowledge in a fun way. Here are 10 spring-themed educational moments you can have with your children as winter shifts into spring. Each section starts with a spring-themed question, an educational resource to answer that question, and a craft to tie it all together. Enjoy! Plants Why do flowers bloom in spring? Flowers are pretty, but what’s their purpose? And why are they everywhere in the spring? This video explains what you need to know about flowering plants. &nb ..read more
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The Best Every Child is an Artist Books for Preschoolers
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by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
3w ago
Our Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Creatively Shine, consists of fun, engaging monthly themes like “Music & Movement” and “Sports & Gaming  The theme for April is “Every Child is an Artist.”   As a Reggio Emilia school, we must ensure selections are age-appropriate, ask questions before, after and during the book. Encourage your children to play/act out the plot. Bring the books to life and make reading fun. Mixed. A Colorful Story | Author: Arree Chung This Book Is Gray | Author: Lindsay Ward ABCs Of Art | Author: Sabrina Hahn Harold and the Purple Crayon | Aut ..read more
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Creating Family Rules
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by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
3w ago
Have you ever played a game where you weren’t really sure of the rules? It’s hard to have fun or feel confident when you’re never really sure if you’re doing something wrong. As a kid, being a part of a family can feel the same way. If children aren’t sure of what will get them in trouble or what isn’t allowed, they probably feel perpetually unsure of what’s expected of them.  This article talks about the importance of creating rules as a family, what kinds of rules you should consider, and how enshrining certain values into your family rules can prepare your kids for the future. &nb ..read more
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February 2024 National Teacher of the Month
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by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
3w ago
The Teacher of the Month award is designed to recognize an employee that exemplifies our core values, which are compassion, humility, integrity, loyalty, and discipline. This month we are pleased to announce that our 2024 February National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Tatianna of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Creve Coeur. In talking about how Ms. Tatianna exemplifies LSP’s core values, Assistant Director, Ms. Carol said, “Miss Tati is an exceptional teacher. She is wonderful with the kiddos in her care and this shines through her everyday interactions with them. She is committed ..read more
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Everything There Is To Know About The Reggio Emilia Approach To Learning
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by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
3w ago
If you have been around our blog, school campuses, or social media pages, you likely will have noticed our love for the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning. We have based our program on this emergent curriculum, and the results are excellent. While we love this approach, we are also aware that not everyone is familiar with Reggio Emilia, so we wanted to share a brief overview of what it is all about! This post will cover the origin story, key figures, and how it is implemented in the classroom. You will likely find yourself in love with this way of preschool learning as we are when we are throu ..read more
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Navigating The Preschool Journey
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by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
1M ago
It’s hard to believe that the time has come to start looking at preschool options for fall enrollment, right? You may have conflicting feelings about this new chapter as you are in the current throws of toddlerhood and getting ready to move into the next stage of the journey. How may your baby be old enough to be in a classroom?! Are they even prepared? Are you ready? What preschool choice is best for us? Where does one even start? These are all common concerns and questions parents have, and we are here to help. We have curated this helpful guide to help you choose the right preschool for you ..read more
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Helping Children Understand Forgiveness
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by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
1M ago
You know what’s fun to talk about? Forgiving people who have wronged you. via GIPHY Forgiveness is one of the hardest things for people to do. When we’ve been wronged, giving up the negative emotions we feel toward those who have done us wrong is the last thing we want to do. But, as adults, we know it’s important for our own well-being, even if it is hard. But how do you teach such an important but difficult to embrace topic to preschoolers? The answer is slowly. Read on for the steps parents can take in teaching this important skill to their preschoolers and kindergarteners.  What Is F ..read more
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How to Teach Social Skills to Your Preschoolers
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by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
2M ago
Becoming a well-rounded person with excellent social skills takes lots of time and practice. There is so much that goes into sharpening the skills it takes to navigate interactions with others. So how can parents help teach social skills to their preschoolers? This post is a one-stop shop for the valuable information you need to get started.  (Note: Most of the advice offered in this post is for neurotypical children. If you’re the parent of a neurodiverse child — one who has autism, is on the spectrum, has ADHD, or has other developmental differences — these tips may not be effective or ..read more
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January 2024 National Teacher of the Month
Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool Blog
by Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool
2M ago
The Teacher of the Month award is designed to recognize an employee that exemplifies our core values, which are compassion, humility, integrity, loyalty, and discipline. This month we are pleased to announce that our 2024 January National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Reema of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Schaumburg. In talking about how Ms. Reema exemplifies LSP’s core values, Program Director Ms. Colleen said, “Reema is an amazing head teacher. She plays such an important role in our school. The parents and staff look to her for guidance on situations regarding their children/s ..read more
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