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August 16, 2019     Category: Getting Ready for Back-to-School

School is starting up in soon, and as much as parents look forward to it, many dread certain aspects of getting the kiddies ready to go back to school. The good news is that a little bit of preparation and forethought--a very little bit, so you can enjoy these last weeks of summer!--can make those first weeks of school easier for your kids – and yourself.   Here are a few tips to make the back to school transition easier for everyone!Here’s how:Get your child familiar with the school. If your child was at the same sc...

July 31, 2019     Category: Summertime BoredomBoredomOutdoor adventuresCommunityCreative Play

Usually, the novelty of summer vacation and no school wears thin with the kids as August approaches.  They end up bored because thinking of something to do is just too much work, so, they don’t. Even parents get overwhelmed with this sort of thing as the weeks pass and the days grow a bit shorter. With free time on our hands almost every day during the summer, kids and parent are often overwhelmed with how to plan to keep everything exciting until school starts again.Here are a few additional ideas for kids and the entire family to...

July 12, 2019     Category: easy summer snacks

Summer is here which means hungry kids home all day! So, turn “I’m hungry” all day long, this list of healthy snack ideas are sure to keep even your hungriest kiddies happy all summer long.Here  are our favorite (and easiest) snack ideas . . . Enjoy!Fresh Fruit and Cheese KabobsThese kabobs are the perfect combination of fresh fruit and some protein from the cheese cubes. And, kids love eating anything on a stick. So many choices of fruit and cheese - they will have a ball making them!    Watermelon on a StickSlice a w...

July 01, 2019     Category: summer safety

It’s summer and that means the kids will be playing outdoors. That means it's important to keep kids safe while they're having fun. Keep a safety checklist on your fridge or family bulletin board as a reminder of ways to keep your kids safe and prevent injuries or accidents from interfering on your family's summer fun.Here are some great tips to keep in mind for kids' safety.1. Practice Summer Sun SafetySunscreen plays an important role when it comes to protecting your kids from the sun. But sunscreen is just one of the ways to guard ag...

June 16, 2019     Category: Summertime Reading

Parents should remember that children need free time in the summer to relax and enjoy the pleasures of childhood. So, summer reading should be fun.Here are a few ideas to make reading enjoyable for your PreK children:Read aloud with your child daily. Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you. For younger children, point out the relationship between words and sounds.Be a good example! Parents must be willing to model behavior for their children. Keep lots o...

June 01, 2019     Category: Kindergarten

Your preschooler is growing up – where did those early years go? Now your child is ready to start kindergarten, it is such an exciting and important time! Parents want their children to have a wonderful first experience at school. There are so many new adventures and there is so much to learn — how to ride the school bus — meeting and making new friends — how to behave in a class of 25 students — enjoying  music and art — how to find the right seat in your class — how to walk in line in the hall —and on and on! W...

May 16, 2019     Category: Dedicated Teachers

T's Learning Center teachers make all the difference.Teaching one child, let alone a whole classroom of young students is not an easy task. Being an early childhood education teacher requires a personal interest and passion for helping young children and closely observing while they grow, learn and achieve. This is one of the most gratifying benefits of being a preschool teacher at T’s Learning Center. On most days, our teachers spend more time engaging them and teaching our children and influencing their behavior more than anyone – e...

May 01, 2019     Category: Summertime Boredom

How long will it take after the summer break begins before every parent hears those dreaded words “I’m bored!”? Kids are so excited when the school year ends, but they will likely use that phrase at least once. What can parents to do keep their children entertained and engaged of the summer months?Here are a few good as well as frugal ideas to help:Plant a mobile garden – maybe in a container that can be moved around. Plant vegetables, flowers, or even an herb garden that your children can be responsible for its care. Hav...

April 16, 2019     Category: Happy Families

A happy YOU, as a parent (single or married), helps make happy children! Every parent loves seeing their kids happy; a home filled with photos of smiling children; happy faces on computer screens, book shelves and on the refrigerator door gallery.When it comes to raising happy children, there is a bounty of complex and and often contradictory advice. But parents get too caught up in daily life to take time to enjoy the moment. There are tasks to be done . . . obligations to meet . . . always something that is distracting us from truly...

April 01, 2019     Category: Summer Camp

While your kids, AND you, look forward to the long, lazy days of summer with excitement and anticipation as this school year is quickly ending, after just a couple weeks, the refrain of “I am bored” is echoing! Kids welcome structure and planning. Why not redirect that boredom by signing your kids up for T's Summer Camp?Summer Camp provides benefits for the whole family!T’s Summer Camp nurtures social skills:  As a community away from home and school, kids learn to work with each other and adults, build relationships and manage ...