PLAY + LEARN
"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning."
- Mr. Rogers
At Sunshine, children can grocery shop, become a vet, build with blocks, play the piano, bounce on a dinosaur, bake a cake and so much more! Our play areas have been designed to allow children to free play in an open environment where they can grow and develop many skills all while making new friends!
We offer various classes to enhance your children's experience at Sunshine. Our experienced instructors carefully plan fun activities to provide an engaging time. Sign up is required for classes. Classes are included in admission and/or membership.
Join us for a little messy play! Engage your child's senses and strengthen their motor skills. Varying sensory stations will allow your child to freely explore new and fun sensory bin fillers such as rice, noodles, beans, etc. Unique tools and containers will also be provided to add to their creativity.
Get their energy out with Join Ms. Mignyon for a FUN fitness program designed to teach children the importance of exercise, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle! Your child will engage in many fun exercises, obstacles courses, dancing, and games.
Let us help bring out your child's creativity and imagination with story time. Made to encourage listening and literacy skills, Sunshine Story Time will incorporate books with interactive songs, manipulatives, + fun activities.
Come sing, dance, and play in this action packed high energy music and movement program with Ms. Mary! You will enjoy guitar and sing along time, percussion play, dancing and circle songs, fun props, parachute time and more!
Throughout the year we host special events to bring the local community together. From princess tea party to a super hero Father's Day breakfast, a snow party with Olaf to a Elf on the Shelf Christmas party (and many more). The best part? Monthly and Weekend Members get to attend the parties for FREE or for a very minimal fee!
The Importance of Play
Learning through play is the best because not only does a child LOVE playing they also grow, and develop in SO many ways that are essential for early childhood.
Through play, children create and explore a world they can master enhancing their confidence and resiliency.
Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.
Play promotes social skills such as sharing and conflict resolution.
Play offers children the opportunity to fully engage with their parents without distractions.
Children use free play to express their emotions and learn to deal with their fears and scary experiences.
Motor skills (both fine and gross) and hand-eye coordination are learned and encouraged during play.
Speech and language are positively impacted with play.
Role playing allows children to mimic real life situations and emphasizes empathy.