Category : Early Childhood Education McKinney TX

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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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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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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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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