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How To Teach Kids Manners

Manners don’t always come naturally to children. In fact, most of the time they don’t. But that doesn’t mean your child can’t or won’t ever learn manners! It just might take a little more work than you think, but that’s okay! We have a few tips that are perfect for you and your young ones. These tips make it easier and more fun for your kids to learn manners and become civilized tiny humans. Keep reading to find out ways you can teach your kids manners at a young age.  Tell Stories If you’re trying to tell your kids to Read more
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Brain-Boosting Activities for Your Preschooler

Not every kid will be a super genius, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help them be the best little preschooler they can be! Stimulating your child’s mind helps them learn as much as they can. So it’s important to spend quality time with your little ones and interact in brain-boosting activities for your preschooler. That’s why Heritage Learning Center wants to give you a few examples of activities you can do with your child to boost their brainpower and help them learn! Here they are.  One-On-One Time Participating in activities with your child is so important, but what’s more Read more
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7 Tricks for Teaching Children the Alphabet

The alphabet is such a fun thing for young kids to learn! It’s their foundation for so many other things they’ll learn later in life. As a parent or a teacher, we’re going to give you seven tricks for teaching children the alphabet.  Sounds First Teaching kids how the letters sound first helps them match the sounds to the way letters look when you show them things like flashcards, and they can sound the letters out when they do some of the following activities.  Read Books Alphabet books come in many shapes and sizes, and they’re perfect for teaching young Read more
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Ways to Make Chores Fun for your Preschoolers

I’m sure you remember being a kid and hating it when your parents asked you to help them with chores around the house. Well, that’s something that hasn’t really changed too much over time. Kids still hate doing chores just as much as you did back in the day. That’s why Heritage Learning Center wants to give you a few ideas on how to make chores fun for preschoolers, so your children will be more excited about helping you instead of groning every time you ask them for help.  Hide Things for Them to Find Hiding things that your child Read more
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Choosing a Sport for your Child

Kids become interested in sports at all ages. When they start bringing it up, it can be hard as a parent to help them choose. It can be especially difficult if you played sports yourself because you might be inclined to help your child choose the sports you were a part of. That’s why Heritage Learning Center is here to help you choose a sport for your child when they start expressing interest.  Energy Levels Your child might be interested in sports, but not a specific one. That’s when you come in! Examining your child’s energy levels can help you Read more
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5 Fine Motor Skills for Kids

Fine motor skills involve using the smaller muscles in your hands to move, manipulate, or make things! It’s great for kids to develop their fine motor skills in many different ways with different activities. That’s why Heritage Learning Center has come up with 5 different activities for you to put together for your children to develop these skills.  1. Playdough Playdough is commonly used for sensory play, but it’s perfect for fine motor skills too! Encourage your kids to pinch, squeeze, and roll the dough into different shapes. You can also help them cut shapes using scissors.  2. Sponges Using Read more
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Fun Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving is such a fun time of year where we get to express our gratitude and get creative celebrating the holidays! It’s a great excuse to create fun, festive activities for your children or your students if you’re a teacher of young children. Here at Heritage Learning Center, we have a lot of fun with holiday activities, so we wanted to share a few ideas with you! Here are some fun thanksgiving activities you can use at home or in the classroom to get kids engaged and celebrate the holidays.  Sensory Play with Feathers Thanksgiving means turkey and turkeys have Read more
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Motivational Techniques for Preschoolers

The key to education is motivation, so in order for pre-schoolers to keep learning, they need to be motivated to do so. So, what if they’re bored and uninterested in what they’re supposed to be learning? What are you supposed to do then? Well, that’s what Heritage Learning Center is here for. We want to teach you different motivational techniques to use at home or in the classroom for preschool-age children.  Spark Their Curiosity Curiosity is a great way to motivate preschoolers because if they’re curious then they want to learn and find answers to what they’re curious about. Consider Read more
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Germs: What your Kids need to know

It might feel like teaching children about germs is difficult when they say, “My hands are clean, I don’t see any germs.” But you must explain this concept to them to help them understand germs, what they mean, and how they affect them.  Teaching the Concept You don’t have to dumb down the concept of germs for children. Even young children are capable of grasping the idea and what it means. One doctor recommends teaching young children that germs are like bugs that are so small you can’t see them. They get on any and everything. Some can make you Read more
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5 Fall After-School Activities

Kids’ activities after school can be just as fun and educational as what they do during school, ideally even more so. They are often more enjoyable because they are in their environment and have the freedom to choose what they want to do. Here are five easy, after-school activities you can do with your child this fall. 1. Dress Up Games Playing dress-up fuels your child’s imagination! It’s an excellent way for them to release stress after a long day at school. So have fun playing dress-up with your kids or let them dress up and perform stories for you! Read more