Category : After School Activities McKinney TX

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Benefits of Dance for Kids

Nowadays, getting your kid to be active can be quite a task. One easy way to make sure they’re getting enough exercise is to enroll them in active extracurricular activities. Dance is an excellent option for kids of all ages, and it has plenty of benefits outside of keeping them active. Here are some ways dance can positively impact your child’s life besides helping them get that daily energy out.  Self-Confidence Self-confidence is a funny thing as a child. Kids can feel invincible, like they can conquer the world until someone tells them they can’t. Dance is an excellent way Read more
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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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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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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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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