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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
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2021 Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a very exciting time of year for many people, especially when kids get to go trick-or-treating! Amidst COVID-19, there are a lot of concerns about health and safety this year for October 31st along with the questions that parents ask all the time about the safety of going out on Halloween. It can be a tricky thing to think about and try to navigate, especially these days. That’s why we’re giving you some Halloween safety tips for the spooky season coming your way! Safety and Costumes Believe it or not, there are some things you should be safe Read more
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7 Fun Weekend Activities for Preschoolers

The weekends are a great time to spend with your family but finding those weekend activities can be tough. That’s why we have put together 7 fun weekend activities for preschoolers, so you don’t have to think of things to do with your young children! 1. The Zoo The zoo is a popular choice for families from all over, and for good reason. Kids love seeing the big animals in real life that they learn about in school.  2. Science Museum Science museums are a great way to spend time on the weekend. It gets everyone out of the house, Read more
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5 Effective Activities for a Hyperactive Child

Hyperactive children tend to jump from one activity to the other and it can be hard for them to focus on things. They can also be impulsive without thinking of the results of their actions, so it’s important to have activities where they can channel their energy! The best way to handle a hyperactive child is to help them focus and take things one at a time. Here are a few activities that are perfect for hyperactive children. They will keep them occupied and help them focus. 1. Karate Karate means ‘empty-handed.’ When children learn karate, they focus on their Read more
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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