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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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Public vs Private Preschool

Preschool is the first time your child goes into a school environment. They’re learning, now more than ever, how to meet new people, make friends, focus on tasks, listening, and so much more. There are many programs out there, but it can make it hard to determine which one is right for your child. What’s more, there are different types of preschools. Public and private preschool is one distinction you as a parent have to consider. But it can be hard to know what exactly makes one program public and the other private. Here are some of the main differences 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
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In-Home Daycare vs Daycare Center

When the time comes to look for child care, there are a lot of things you have to consider. One of the biggest things you need to decide is the kind of child care you want. The most popular types are a daycare center or in-home daycare, commonly called family child care. There are advantages to both options, but what’s most important is that you pick the right choice for your family. Check out this overview of each child care option, as well as some pros and cons for each one.  In-Home Daycare The distinguishing factor of in-home daycare is 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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What to Look for in a Daycare

Finding a daycare program can be intimidating. You should ask many questions and be very observant when looking for a daycare center for your child or children. Begin looking 6 months before you will need it because the best centers fill up fast! You can use the following list of criteria to narrow down your search. However, you probably won’t meet everything on your wishlist, so decide which criteria are most important for you and go from there.  Reputation The atmosphere of a good daycare should be welcoming and friendly. It should be known for its nurturing environment. Ask the Read more
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How to Improve Your Child’s Memory

Memory is a crucial learning skill that children attain and work on a lot when they’re younger. Improving their memory will help them perform better on tests and retain more information in life. Memory is not a natural skill like some may think. It takes practice to develop a strong memory. Here are a few ways to improve your child’s memory! Encourage Questions To remember something well, the child first has to understand the topic at hand. By asking questions, children develop skills like comprehension, critical thinking, and problem-solving.  Help Them Develop Visualization Skills Visualization is an essential skill for 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