Category : After School Activities McKinney TX

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TV Shows Perfect for Preschoolers and Where to Watch Them

With summer in full swing and your child’s school out for the summer, finding shows to keep them busy is a lifesaver! While we do not recommend letting your children watch TV all day, a little bit of educational television is not a problem! However, they must watch shows that are both engaging and informative. We understand that with so many streaming and network options, finding the right program can seem like a challenge. The professionals at the award-winning Heritage Learning Center put together a list of the best TV shows for preschoolers & where to watch them! Best TV Read more
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Fun Home Exercises to Do with Your Kids

As we are all at home waiting out the virus, two of the most difficult things are making sure your children are keeping busy, and that you can stay in shape. Fortunately, we have a list of fun exercises that you and your children can do together. While it is difficult for us to help out parents since we are stuck at home too, trying to give you as much information as possible is the least we can do. Exercising with your family is a great way to relieve stress together in this crazy time. Here are a few fun 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 Choose the Right After School Activities for Your Kids

Do you know which after-school activities best fit your children?  Keeping them occupied and happy after-school can be a difficult task at times. In most cases, kids are full of energy and ready to play when school finishes. It’s important to consider what activities best fit your children. Kids need time to blow off steam and interact with their peers in a wholesome environment.  In reality, there is no “one size fits all” activity when it comes to after-school programs. All children are uniquely different, which means their after-school activities should be as well.  Consider the following factors in deciding Read more
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Time Management Tips for Your Grade Schooler

Empowering our children with the gift of time management is of paramount importance. Children tend to thrive in consistent routines and patterned schedules, which provide structure and a set of shared expectations. As summer comes to an end and a new school year begins, help your children introduce important methods and time management strategies. The following tips will help get your kids on the right track and ready to return to school.  Help your kids establish and set their own schedules. Sit with your children and add their events to a virtual or physical calendar. Help them understand what the Read more
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Fun indoor after school activities for Kids in Mckinney TX

 Keeping your kids occupied when they are stuck indoors during the winter months is hard, but these fun activities should keep them entertained if they can’t go outside. “Cave of Stars” You’ll need: a box and a string of lights Poke holes into the top of the box and insert the Christmas lights. “Snowman in Texas” You’ll need: Baking soda & hair conditioner Mix 3 cups of baking soda with 1 cup of conditioner. Mold until you have desired size. “Marble Maze” You’ll need: Legos and a marble Use a Lego baseplate and various sized Legos to create a maze for the marble to exit. “Cinnamon Read more
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Your Checklist for Choosing a Quality After School Program

Choosing a quality after-school program for your children may seem like a daunting task. You can make the job easier by developing a list of expectations that you assume will be met by the program you are considering for your children. The following points will help you in creating your expectation checklist. Welcoming Atmosphere Does the program welcome parents and other family members into the center at any time? Does the program offer opportunities to have a conference time with caregivers and other staff members? Does the program provide a written outline of its policies, procedures, and practices? Qualified Care Givers Read more
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4 Fun Spring Break Award Winning Childcare Activities for Children

Does the idea of having your children home for spring break fill you with both joy and panic? Do you worry about keeping your children from getting bored while they’re on vacation? Brush your apprehension aside and think about the fun award winning childcare activities you can do together. Not only will you be able to add some excitement to their break, you’ll create some wonderful memories along the way. Check out the following list of fun things you can do with your children during their spring break vacation. Time Capsule Time capsules are a great way to document what’s Read more
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After School Program In McKinney, TX: Keeping Children Safe & Engaged

With school in session, you’re probably wondering what to do with your kids after school when you’re still at work.  That’s where a great after school program in McKinney, TX comes in.  At Heritage Learning Center, we offer a safe but engaging environment for you children after a long, hard day at school.  Your children can play but they’ll also have the opportunity to learn with their peers and with the helpful instruction of great teachers and caregivers.  To find out about our after school program in McKinney, TX, call us at Heritage Learning Center at (972) 782-4464 or visit Read more
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After School Programs McKinney TX: Challenge Kids and Keep Them Safe

Latch-key kids are nothing new. Whether both parents work or there is only one parent in the home, the After School Alliance reports that over 15 million children come home to an empty house after school. Even for responsible kids, being alone for several hours is a dangerous situation. FamilyEducation.com reports the after-school hours to be the peak time for kids to start experimenting with risky behavior including participating in crime and drug and alcohol use. A solution that is growing in popularity for Texas parents and children is after school programs in McKinney TX.  These programs provide structured activities Read more