Category : After School Activities McKinney TX

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7 Outdoor Fall Activities

Fall is a fantastic time of year! So much happens. There are holidays, the weather and leaves change, and your kids want to get outside in the cool air! Fall is the perfect season to spend some time outdoors because it’s not blazing hot like the summer, and it’s not super cold like the winter. However, besides playing in the backyard, you might be finding it hard to think of fun activities you and your family can do together in the nice weather. That’s why we’ve thought of 7 fun, outdoor fall activities for you! 7 Fall Activities 1. Corn 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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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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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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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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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
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How to Set a Homework Schedule

It can be difficult for kids to finish their homework. If your child has trouble finishing their homework in time, a homework schedule might be the right thing for them. Not only does it communicate clear expectations, but it establishes a time frame for kids to finish their homework. Here are some tips for setting a homework schedule! Free Time is Still Important Unless your child likes to get their homework done right away, many children want time to decompress after they get home from school. Allow some free time at the front end of your kid’s homework schedule to Read more
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Indoor Winter Activities

Winter is finally here in Mckinney, TX, and sometimes it can get a little too cold for you and your family to play outside. Luckily, there’s still plenty of things you can do inside to have fun with the kids. Here are some ideas of fun indoor winter activities to try when it’s just too chilly to play outside.  Indoor Winter Activities Scavenger Hunt A scavenger hunt is a perfect activity to keep your kids entertained for hours! Try setting up clues around the house and maybe a treasure chest for them to find at the end. Your kids are Read more
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TV Shows Perfect for Preschoolers and Where to Watch Them

With summer in full swing and your child’s school out for the summer, finding shows to keep them busy is a lifesaver! While we do not recommend letting your children watch TV all day, a little bit of educational television is not a problem! However, they must watch shows that are both engaging and informative. We understand that with so many streaming and network options, finding the right program can seem like a challenge. The professionals at the award-winning Heritage Learning Center put together a list of the best TV shows for preschoolers & where to watch them! Best TV Read more