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What Should Your Kid Know Before Kindergarten?

The first year of kindergarten can feel like a monumental step for children, so introducing important pre-k skills in advance can help both you and your children experience a soothing peace of mind on the first day of class. Part of our goal here at Heritage Learning Center is to be the preschool in McKinney, TX who truly teaches your children what they need to know before kindergarten. As a concerned parent, it’s only natural to question how much of learning should be taught at home. Not to mention, what skills and concepts kids should familiarize themselves with before entering Read more
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The Importance of Playtime In School & At Home

Understanding the important balance between play and academic learning in early childhood development should not be overlooked. Understanding young children need an outlet to blow off steam and built up energy as much as anyone would, reinforces the necessity of establishing a healthy playtime routine. This balance is something that we always strive to strike here at Heritage Learning Center, a trusted McKinney preschool. The Importance of Playtime Playtime is often when children begin to grow their personality, acquire valuable insights about the world around them, and exercise their creativity. While many parents see playtime as a method to relieve Read more
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The Best Websites and Digital Learning Apps for Preschoolers (Updated!)

The internet can be a valuable source of information and knowledge, even for your little ones. Educational websites and applications designed for small children continue to develop and grow in popularity. There is a vast array of entertaining activities and interactive games that can help your child build their knowledge and understanding of colors, numbers, letters, principles of music, etc. With the click of a few buttons, the following collection of websites and applications can transform your child’s learning experiences for the better. Here’s our updated list of the best websites and digital learning apps for preschoolers. Assembled by Heritage Read more
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How to Channel Hyperactivity in Children

Children are often naturally energetic, excited, and curious to discover the world around them. Given their age and fresh perspective on life, it’s easy to understand how children sometimes can’t stop moving. As a parent, it’s imperative to provide the time and place for children to channel their enthusiastic energy and excitement. Pro-action on your part will make your child happier and will save you endless frustration. Here we look at some basic concepts and activities to keep in mind if you have a hyper child that we employ at Heritage Learning Center, a trusted preschool in McKinney, TX. Why Read more
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How To Keep Your Kids Learning Over Winter Break

Winter break is a joyful time of celebration and relaxation. Enjoying a well-deserved break at the end of a long year helps to heighten the magic present during the holiday season. Not to mention spending time with your family away from work and school responsibilities can help you carry extra motivation and energy into the New Year. Nonetheless, just because children earn a break away from school doesn’t mean the learning needs to stop. The time a child spends at home over the holiday season can be a great chance to catch up on lost learning and keep their brain Read more
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Awesome Educational Toys for the 2019 Holidays

The holiday season often causes a significant increase in consumer buying through an array of special offers, discounts, and deals. Nonetheless,  finding a purposeful gift, especially for children who live in a world of disposable toys and trinkets can be a real challenge. Not to worry, we’ve assembled the following list of the educational gifts and toys that can make for the perfect Christmas or Birthday gift. K’nex Education: Intro to Structures K’nex assists children explore the history and function of structural design and architecture. K’nex allows children to participate in creative hands-on structure modeling exercises that help develop important Read more
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Ways to Encourage and Motivate Your Child

 Do you wonder why and how some children are so motivated, while others appear not at all? Some children are very self-motivated and eager to accomplish anything and everything. Then, there are those less motivated, in need of a push to accomplish any given task. At Heritage Learning Center in McKinney, TX, we believe in the importance of teaching self-motivation as essential to the long term success of any child, and this is an important part of our curriculum at any age group: from our preschool programs to our K-5th McKinney after school programs. If you’re wondering how to Read more
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How to Discipline a Preschooler

As children advance in age, they typically discover what it means to be responsible for the choices they make and whether those choices bring positive or negative consequences. Part of helping a child develop involves establishing a purpose and definition of developmentally appropriate punishment. No child is perfect, so discovering how to discipline your child in an age-appropriate way is of the utmost importance. Enjoy this brief guide on how to discpline preschoolers by Heritage Learning Center, committed childcare and child education in McKinney, TX. Toddlers and preschoolers can be extremely temperamental, especially when emotions run high. If you’ve experienced Read more
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Understanding the Difference Between Being a Slow Learning and Being Learning Disabled

As a parent, it’s natural to assess your child’s ability to learn in both formal and informal settings. Assuming you want the best for your children, understanding their strengths, weaknesses, and preferred style of learning is imperative to their progression and growth. It’s something that the skilled and dedicated teachers at Heritage Learning Academy in McKinney, TX, help parents with every day, by closely watching and reporting the educational progress our students make. If you feel like your child operates slightly below the average learning curve, it pays to take the time to investigate and understand the potential cause and Read more
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How to Teach a Preschooler to Share

 Teaching your child the basics of sharing is strenuous and frustrating. Children hold their belongings tight, especially if someone else is interested.  As a parent, it’s vital to teach your children why and how to share. The following tips should assist in your effort to teach your children about sharing. Practice taking turns. Create a habit and culture of giving and receiving to and from others. This will help them understand that sharing is temporary.  Positively Reinforce your child’s actions. Praise your child for sharing, rather than pointing out when they don’t.  Avoid Punishment. Don’t force your child to Read more