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5 Effective Activities for a Hyperactive Child

Hyperactive children tend to jump from one activity to the other and it can be hard for them to focus on things. They can also be impulsive without thinking of the results of their actions, so it’s important to have activities where they can channel their energy! The best way to handle a hyperactive child is to help them focus and take things one at a time. Here are a few activities that are perfect for hyperactive children. They will keep them occupied and help them focus. 1. Karate Karate means ‘empty-handed.’ When children learn karate, they focus on their Read more
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STEM for Toddlers

Incorporating STEM into your child’s day-to-day life might seem like a difficult task, but in reality, it’s pretty simple! There are elements of STEM all around us, so all you have to do is get creative, look around, and you can be teaching your young children STEM anytime you want! STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teaching your child these things starting at a young age is a great way to jumpstart their learning, so here are a few simple STEM activities you can do with your kids at home! Ramps Ramps are a very easy thing to Read more
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7 Outdoor Fall Activities

Fall is a fantastic time of year! So much happens. There are holidays, the weather and leaves change, and your kids want to get outside in the cool air! Fall is the perfect season to spend some time outdoors because it’s not blazing hot like the summer, and it’s not super cold like the winter. However, besides playing in the backyard, you might be finding it hard to think of fun activities you and your family can do together in the nice weather. That’s why we’ve thought of 7 fun, outdoor fall activities for you! 7 Fall Activities 1. Corn Read more
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Tips to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Going to kindergarten can be an exciting thing, but with a classroom and likely a school change, it can also bring anxiety. The changes are significant for a child and their parents, so we have some helpful tips to prepare you and your child for their transition to kindergarten.  Plan a Visit Going into a new school and a new classroom on the first day might be too overwhelming, so it is nice if you plan a visit for yourself and your child before classes begin. Early visits eliminate the shock of a new environment on the first day and Read more
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10 Cheap Summer Activities

Summer can be an enjoyable time for you and your family. However, sometimes it can be hard to think of good activities to do when it’s hot outside. That’s why Heritage Learning Center is helping you out with these 10 fun and cheap summer activities that you can put together to entertain your family this summer.  1. A Homemade Water Park Water park tickets are expensive. Creating a simple water park at home is a great alternative. All you need to do is lay down some wet trash bags on the ground, position a sprinkler over them, and fill up Read more
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Why is Play in Preschool So Important?

Play is the foundation of learning. When kids play, they are learning valuable skills that develop their brains in many different ways. It’s how they begin to understand the world around them and the processes they learn at school. On a more specific level, here are some of the ways children play in preschool and why they’re so important.  Vehicles and Animals Objects like cars, trucks, and animal figurines are often kids’ favorite toys. These simple things teach them vocabulary every time they play with them. It’s reinforced every time they pick them up and talk about what kind of Read more
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How Do I Know my Child is Ready for Preschool

Most preschool doesn’t have a list of items that you need to check off for your child to attend. However, there are a few things you can look at to evaluate whether your child is ready to take on a preschool program. Every child develops at their own pace, and some are not ready for preschool right away! Don’t feel stressed if your child isn’t prepared. Here are a few things to look for to determine if your child is ready for preschool.  Potty-Training Most programs accepting children of 4 years or more require that your child be potty-trained before Read more
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What to Look for in a Summer Camp

Summer is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to sign your kids up for summer camp! But choosing which summer camp you want your kids to be a part of can be a difficult decision. There are so many to choose from, and they all differ in so many ways. So, how are you supposed to pick? We’ve put together a guide to help you choose. Here’s what to look for in a summer camp to make sure it’s suitable for your children.  The Emphasis Discuss what kind of camp experience your child might want to Read more
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Best Indoor Activities for Toddlers

Sometimes, it’s just too hot to go outside in the summer! So here are some indoor activities for toddlers you can put together quickly to occupy your kids on those hot summer days! Indoor Activities for Toddlers Sensory Activities Sensory activities are a great way to keep kids occupied inside, and they help stimulate kids’ brains too! Here are a few ideas of what to do.  Homemade sand with figurines – Blended-up graham crackers are a straightforward way to make homemade sand, and it’s safe for your child to eat. Throw some dinosaurs or dolls in a bucket with the Read more
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The Importance of STEM in a Preschool Curriculum

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, should play a fundamental role in the foundations of learning for young children. Many educational professionals believe STEM is so important it should be at the same level of importance of acquiring literacy skills. There are multiple benefits to STEM learning, so let’s talk about the importance of STEM in a McKinney preschool curriculum.  Language Development STEM is not just about numbers and computers. Reading about STEM subjects is a great way to improve reading comprehension skills. This not only teaches them about the subject but improves their language development as well. If a child Read more