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STEM for Toddlers

Incorporating STEM into your child’s day-to-day life might seem like a difficult task, but in reality, it’s pretty simple! There are elements of STEM all around us, so all you have to do is get creative, look around, and you can be teaching your young children STEM anytime you want! STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teaching your child these things starting at a young age is a great way to jumpstart their learning, so here are a few simple STEM activities you can do with your kids at home! Ramps Ramps are a very easy thing to Read more
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Tips to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Going to kindergarten can be an exciting thing, but with a classroom and likely a school change, it can also bring anxiety. The changes are significant for a child and their parents, so we have some helpful tips to prepare you and your child for their transition to kindergarten.  Plan a Visit Going into a new school and a new classroom on the first day might be too overwhelming, so it is nice if you plan a visit for yourself and your child before classes begin. Early visits eliminate the shock of a new environment on the first day and Read more
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10 Cheap Summer Activities

Summer can be an enjoyable time for you and your family. However, sometimes it can be hard to think of good activities to do when it’s hot outside. That’s why Heritage Learning Center is helping you out with these 10 fun and cheap summer activities that you can put together to entertain your family this summer.  1. A Homemade Water Park Water park tickets are expensive. Creating a simple water park at home is a great alternative. All you need to do is lay down some wet trash bags on the ground, position a sprinkler over them, and fill up Read more
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Why is Play so Important in Preschool?

Play is the foundation of learning. When kids play, they are learning valuable skills that develop their brains in many different ways. It’s how they begin to understand the world around them and the processes they learn at school. On a more specific level, here are some of the ways children play and why they’re so important.  Vehicles and Animals Objects like cars, trucks, and animal figurines are often kids’ favorite toys. These simple things teach them vocabulary every time they play with them. It’s reinforced every time they pick them up and talk about what kind of animal it Read more
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What to Look for in a Summer Camp

Summer is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to sign your kids up for summer camp! But choosing which summer camp you want your kids to be a part of can be a difficult decision. There are so many to choose from, and they all differ in so many ways. So, how are you supposed to pick? We’ve put together a guide to help you choose. Here’s what to look for in a summer camp to make sure it’s suitable for your children.  The Emphasis Discuss what kind of camp experience your child might want to Read more
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Best Indoor Activities for Toddlers

Sometimes, it’s just too hot to go outside in the summer! So here are some indoor activities for toddlers you can put together quickly to occupy your kids on those hot summer days! Indoor Activities for Toddlers Sensory Activities Sensory activities are a great way to keep kids occupied inside, and they help stimulate kids’ brains too! Here are a few ideas of what to do.  Homemade sand with figurines – Blended-up graham crackers are a straightforward way to make homemade sand, and it’s safe for your child to eat. Throw some dinosaurs or dolls in a bucket with the Read more
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The Importance of STEM in a Preschool Curriculum

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, should play a fundamental role in the foundations of learning for young children. Many educational professionals believe STEM is so important it should be at the same level of importance of acquiring literacy skills. There are multiple benefits to STEM learning, so let’s talk about the importance of STEM in a McKinney preschool curriculum.  Language Development STEM is not just about numbers and computers. Reading about STEM subjects is a great way to improve reading comprehension skills. This not only teaches them about the subject but improves their language development as well. If a child Read more
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Why Naptime is Important for Preschoolers

Getting enough sleep is a crucial way to stay healthy. Quality nap time for children five years and under is beneficial to early physical and mental development. When a child doesn’t get enough sleep during the day, they can become overly tired and grumpy. Other issues include sleepiness, trouble waking up in the morning, aggressive behaviors, or difficulty focusing. Let’s discuss some of the reasons why naptime is important for preschoolers.  Why Naptime is Important Napping Helps the Learning Process One study proved that napping for children allowed them to remember things better in the case of playing a memory Read more
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Should I Enroll my Child in a Summer Program?

Summer programs are a great way to expose students to new and higher levels of learning during the summer break. Because summer programs can prevent learning loss, they can boost children’s academic success as well. Here are some of the benefits of enrolling your child in a summer program. Social Skills and Friendship Summer programs or summer camps can seem like an intimidating thing, but there are many alumni of those programs who will tell you they met some of their best friends there. Being around so many new people gives children the opportunity to meet new people they may Read more
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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