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Benefits of After-School Clubs

After-School activities, organizations, and clubs are becoming more popular than ever! There are so many options to choose from that kids can get involved in anything they’re passionate about. After-school activities offer many benefits for children of all ages, so let’s discuss some of the ways that an after-school organization or club can benefit your child. Improved Academic Performance A recent study showed that children involved in extracurricular activities achieve better grades and have a higher attendance rate than those who are not involved.  Safety Sometimes it’s hard to be sure what your kids are up to if they don’t Read more
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What to Look for in a Daycare

Finding a daycare program can be intimidating. You should ask many questions and be very observant when looking for a daycare center for your child or children. Begin looking 6 months before you will need it because the best centers fill up fast! You can use the following list of criteria to narrow down your search. However, you probably won’t meet everything on your wishlist, so decide which criteria are most important for you and go from there.  Reputation The atmosphere of a good daycare should be welcoming and friendly. It should be known for its nurturing environment. Ask the Read more
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How to Improve Your Child’s Memory

Memory is a crucial learning skill that children attain and work on a lot when they’re younger. Improving their memory will help them perform better on tests and retain more information in life. Memory is not a natural skill like some may think. It takes practice to develop a strong memory. Here are a few ways to improve your child’s memory! Encourage Questions To remember something well, the child first has to understand the topic at hand. By asking questions, children develop skills like comprehension, critical thinking, and problem-solving.  Help Them Develop Visualization Skills Visualization is an essential skill for Read more
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Spring Break Activities for Kids

Spring break is a fun time for kids to take a break from homework and school. If you don’t have any vacations planned, don’t worry! We at Heritage Learning Center have some fun activities that your kids can do during this short break. They will keep them entertained, and you can even work in some education in the mix! Here are some ideas of activities you and your child can do over this coming spring break.  Fly Anywhere From Your Living Room Travelling doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult to plan. Use your imagination! Have your children pick a Read more
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10 Best Card and Board Games for McKinney Preschoolers

Board games are a great form of entertainment for people of all ages but especially young children! Different games help children develop skills such as critical thinking and academic and spatial skills. It also teaches them social-emotional skills when they play with other children, such as cooperating, winning or losing gracefully, and taking turns. Here are Heritage Learning Center’s top 10 card and board games for McKinney preschoolers.  Top 10 Card and Board Games for McKinney Preschoolers  1. Jumbo Bananagrams There’s so much to do with this simple game of 3-inch letter tiles! What’s better is it challenges your preschoolers Read more
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How to Set a Homework Schedule

It can be difficult for kids to finish their homework. If your child has trouble finishing their homework in time, a homework schedule might be the right thing for them. Not only does it communicate clear expectations, but it establishes a time frame for kids to finish their homework. Here are some tips for setting a homework schedule! Free Time is Still Important Unless your child likes to get their homework done right away, many children want time to decompress after they get home from school. Allow some free time at the front end of your kid’s homework schedule to Read more
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Early Childhood Development Stages

 Childhood development is not an exact science. There are many different traits and abilities listed on hundreds of childhood development tables and charts. When thinking about your child’s development, the first thing you should do if you are concerned is talk to your child’s pediatrician. Not only will your pediatrician have different charts and measurements they can look at, but they also can screen your child for developmental delays with various tools. However, it is helpful for you to be familiar with the early childhood development stages to have an idea of how your child is progressing and are familiar Read more
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Teaching Cultural Diversity to Preschoolers

Many child care centers often the tourist approach for teaching cultural diversity to young children. The tourist approach refers to only learning about cultural differences or traditions around the holidays when it is convenient to teach. However, this only gives children a small glimpse into different cultures. There are many other ways to incorporate diversity into preschool programs. That’s what we’re going to discuss today! So, here are various ways you can teach preschoolers about cultural diversity. Involve the Parents Involving the parents in the lessons you teach is a great way to engage the children. You can host a Read more
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Indoor Winter Activities

Winter is finally here in Mckinney, TX, and sometimes it can get a little too cold for you and your family to play outside. Luckily, there’s still plenty of things you can do inside to have fun with the kids. Here are some ideas of fun indoor winter activities to try when it’s just too chilly to play outside.  Indoor Winter Activities Scavenger Hunt A scavenger hunt is a perfect activity to keep your kids entertained for hours! Try setting up clues around the house and maybe a treasure chest for them to find at the end. Your kids are Read more
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Best Early Childhood Products for 2021

Preschool and early childhood is a crucial time for a child’s mental development. They learn so many essential skills that they will take with them forever. This is why picking the right toys for your child at preschool age is critical for valuable mental development. With so many early childhood products out there, it can be hard to choose the right ones. That’s why the Heritage Learning Center did the work for you! Here are the perfect toys for your child’s early development.  Fit for Everything The best early childhood products set for overall cost, versatility, and the most significant Read more