Category : Preschool McKinney TX

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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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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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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
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Tips to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Going to kindergarten can be an exciting thing, but with a classroom and likely a school change, it can also bring anxiety. The changes are significant for a child and their parents, so we have some helpful tips to prepare you and your child for their transition to kindergarten.  Plan a Visit Going into a new school and a new classroom on the first day might be too overwhelming, so it is nice if you plan a visit for yourself and your child before classes begin. Early visits eliminate the shock of a new environment on the first day and Read more
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Why is Play in Preschool So Important?

Play is the foundation of learning. When kids play, they are learning valuable skills that develop their brains in many different ways. It’s how they begin to understand the world around them and the processes they learn at school. On a more specific level, here are some of the ways children play in preschool and why they’re so important.  Vehicles and Animals Objects like cars, trucks, and animal figurines are often kids’ favorite toys. These simple things teach them vocabulary every time they play with them. It’s reinforced every time they pick them up and talk about what kind of Read more
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How Do I Know my Child is Ready for Preschool

Most preschool doesn’t have a list of items that you need to check off for your child to attend. However, there are a few things you can look at to evaluate whether your child is ready to take on a preschool program. Every child develops at their own pace, and some are not ready for preschool right away! Don’t feel stressed if your child isn’t prepared. Here are a few things to look for to determine if your child is ready for preschool.  Potty-Training Most programs accepting children of 4 years or more require that your child be potty-trained before Read more
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The Importance of STEM in a Preschool Curriculum

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, should play a fundamental role in the foundations of learning for young children. Many educational professionals believe STEM is so important it should be at the same level of importance of acquiring literacy skills. There are multiple benefits to STEM learning, so let’s talk about the importance of STEM in a McKinney preschool curriculum.  Language Development STEM is not just about numbers and computers. Reading about STEM subjects is a great way to improve reading comprehension skills. This not only teaches them about the subject but improves their language development as well. If a child Read more
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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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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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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