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Are Naps Really That Important?

As a parent, you might have noticed that your kids are reaching an age where they feel naps aren’t necessary anymore. This could make you wonder if they’re right, “are naps really that important?” especially if they don’t even want to nap. The short answer is yes, naps are important. But now, of course, you’ll wonder why. That’s okay! That’s normal. Heritage Learning Center experts want to tell you why naps are essential for young children.  Adequate Sleep Young children from 2 to 5 years old need a lot of sleep, probably more than you’d guess. Likely, they don’t sleep Read more
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What Should My Child Learn In Pre-K?

Pre-k is a crucial time for the development of young children. Kids learn a lot during this time, and as a parent, you might be wondering what your kids are learning at school! That’s a fair question. We’re here to tell you about what your child should learn in pre-k. It’s a variety of things, from life skills to typical schoolwork, so let’s jump into it. Letters and Sounds Letters and sounds are very common things for preschoolers to begin learning at school. Specifically, children learn to recognize all 26 letters in uppercase and lowercase form. They’ll also be able Read more
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5 Texas Spring Break Destinations for Kids

Believe it or not, spring break is right around the corner for those in school! Whether your kids are older or younger, spring break is a really fun time for the family, and it’s a great time for you as parents to take PTO and travel with your kids. You can travel far or stay close, it’s up to you. But we’re going to give you 5 Texas spring break destinations that are perfect for kids. Corpus Christi As the weather starts to warm up in Texas, beach vacations become more and more attractive! Even if it’s not as warm Read more
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How To Prepare For Kindergarten

Transitioning to kindergarten can be an exciting time for parents and children, but it likely means many changes as well. Your child might be transitioning from one classroom to another and maybe even to a new school. This could mean a new routine along with a handful of other shifts in yours and their usual lifestyle. We know this can cause you and/or your child to be anxious, so we want to help you figure out how to prepare your child for kindergarten as the time gets closer.  Plan to Visit before School Starts Going into an unfamiliar building or Read more
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5 Springtime Activities for Preschoolers

Spring is right around the corner which means warm temperatures are coming! This is a great opportunity for kids to get outside and be active. We want to help you think of activities you and your young preschoolers can get involved in this spring. Here are just a few activities that are perfect for the springtime for preschoolers. 1. Picnic Picnics are fun for people of all ages, so they can be a great thing to do with your preschoolers! If your young children enjoy tea parties, you could even turn the picnic into a tea party. There are so Read more
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Best Early Childhood Toys for 2022

Toddlers go through a lot of mental development throughout their young years, so toys are crucial to their lifestyle and development. However, it can be challenging to know what toys are good for them and which are just, well, toys. That’s why Heritage Learning Center wants to help you pick out the best toys for your child’s early childhood. Here are the best early childhood toys for 2022. Melissa & Doug Bead Maze Melissa & Doug is a top-rated company when it comes to kids’ toys. Their bead maze is a type of toy that’s been around for a while. Read more
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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