Category : Early Childhood Education Classes McKinney TX

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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
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How to Introduce Dance Classes to Your Toddler

 Toddlers are often naturally rhythmic and moved by the power of music. If you’re thinking about enrolling your child in dance classes.The following guide will help to answer some of your potential questions.   What toddler dance classes are available? Different dance classes suit different styles and techniques. Common classes include Ballet Dance, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Jazz Dance, Contemporary Dance.  You may ask then what the benefits of a toddler dance class are? Dance class can help develop strong social skills and connections. Not to mention the psychological and physical benefits.  It’s a fun activity that exercises both the Read more
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Introducing Your Child to Video Games

As a parent, don’t discount the power and useful resource that video games are for children. The idea that video games can positively influence and teach children valuable life lessons is legitimate. Nervous or hypercritical parents are quick to blame video games for any range of emotional disorders or anti-social behaviors, which over the years has given video games a bad rap. The truth of the matter is that video games can favorably or unfavorably influence any given person based on their understanding of how to balance and regulate usage. As a parent, avoid policing your children, rather, take the Read more
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How to Avoid Becoming a Helicopter Parent

It’s only natural to speculate why some children struggle with extreme social anxiety and hypersensitivity at a young age, while other children appear completely unscathed and unbothered. In most cases, emotional deficiencies in young children are a direct result of their upbringing. This implies that parents who are overprotective and involved in every decision their child makes, also run the risk of causing emotional harm, blocking important personal growth in their children.  This intensive style of over-involved parenting is most commonly known as helicopter parenting, which the Urban Dictionary defines as: “A parent who hovers over their child, regardless of Read more
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What Are the Benefits of a Child Learning an Instrument?

As parents, we must understand that music plays an extremely important role in the developing minds of our children. Learning an instrument or participating in music therapy is extremely beneficial and can help children reduce levels of anxiety, stress, and depression. Music therapy involves a range of music-related activities, designed to relieve emotional discomfort. For example, an individual who struggles in anxiety-provoking situations can use music or their instrument to cope with the discomfort. In a like manner, when children become actively engaged and motivated to better themselves in an area of interest or passion, they can experience significant levels Read more
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Homework Support Tips to Support Your Child’s Early Childhood Education

At times, homework can become overwhelming for both students and parents. Learn how to reduce the stress and discomfort associated with homework in your home by introducing the following practices. Have Your Child Set the Routine You can reduce the stress associated with homework by giving your child the opportunity to determine the routine for getting to work. In deciding when to start homework, ask your child whether they would rather play and snack before taking time to finish her studies. Keep in mind that there will need to be a limitation on the amount of time provided to eat Read more
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Supporting STEM Activities in Early Childhood Education Classes

STEM learning involves activities in science, technology, engineering, and math. Young children are exposed to STEM activities in their early childhood education classes. Through activities like growing plants, designing and building structures, and collecting data, children develop essential 21st-century learning skills including problem-solving, collaborating, communicating and critical thinking. The following tips will help you to support your child’s STEM learning. Everyday Encouragement Young children require support from adults in order to develop their STEM skills. You can help your child’s development by asking specific questions that develop critical thinking. Take note when your child is able to solve a problem Read more
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5 Creative ways to Teach Your Preschooler their ABCs

 Are you looking for more creative ways of teaching your Preschooler their ABCs through early childhood education? These five fun and creative tips will have your little one learning them in no time. Read more – The more you read to your child the more opportunities you have to point out letters and sounds. Letter Puzzles & Flashcards – Not only do they get to say the letter but they also get to see the shape which helps with recognition. Learn letters during daily activities – Discuss what letters items around you begin with Teach them the letters of Read more
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What to Expect In Early Childhood Education Parent Teacher Conferences

A good relationship with the early childhood education teacher working with your child can help to make the learning experience more successful for everyone. Most schools schedule a couple of meetings during the year. Your child’s teacher will be able to provide you with valuable information regarding your child’s learning and development. You’ll be asked relevant questions to help your child succeed and become a confident learner. Be Prepared Before your first meeting write down a list of questions and concerns you might have about your child. Be sure to arrive for your meeting on time. Your child’s teacher will Read more