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Published on Nov 30, 2017 - 16:55 pm     Category: Rivalry Siblings

Sibling rivalry is real, yet can be managed.Whether one child or several - toddler, preschoolers or teens - sometimes it can be more of a competitive atmosphere than a harmonious one.Ever notice that whenever the word, sibling, is mentioned, it is often followed by the word, rivalry? Sibling refers to children who are related and living in the same family and problems with rivalry usually start right after the birth of the second child. This rivalry often continues throughout childhood and it can be very frustrating and stressful for parents. S...

Published on Nov 21, 2017 - 08:19 am     Category: ValuesHolidays

Thanksgiving is a time of thanks.It's also the perfect time for T's Learning Center to teach about gratefulness and its lifelong value.Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday — a whole day dedicated to spending time with loved ones and being thankful for our many blessings. Fortunately, commercialism has not taken over this holiday as much as it has with other holidays. It is, however, the perfect time to teach toddlers and young children about the important values of gratitude, good manners and family.T's Learning Center, the top-rated c...

Published on Oct 26, 2017 - 13:34 pm     Category: ActivitiesFamilyHoliday Events

T's Learning Center loves to share all child and family events within our community! You and your family will certainly feel the fall season when you visit one of Jacksonville’s nearby farms or attend one of the many Fall festivals and events in the Jacksonville area! Enjoy hay rides, pumpkins, corn mazes, crafts, races and so much more!Trick or TreatingHalloween Trick or Treat at MoosehavenOctober 31: 5:30 pmProviding a safe and family oriented tradition for many families, Moosehaven hosts an annual Trick or Treat event October 31st&nbs...

Published on Oct 26, 2017 - 13:24 pm

Halloween is one of the most popular events of the year. We all love the candy, costumes, parties, and spooky chills and we probably have a few family traditions to help celebrate the season. Here are a few more traditions you may want to adopt. Pick one or two and plan some additional fun for your family this Halloween season.Get in the Mood - Watch the Classics - “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” or if your kids are a little older, try another classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Read Bedtime Stories - Why not ...

Published on Oct 26, 2017 - 12:57 pm     Category: Behavior

It can be quite a challenge dealing with a child who struggles with perfectionism.There's no denying at T's Learning Centers we think all our toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartener's are perfect, in the 'apple-of-our-eye' kind of way; however, we don't expect perfectionism from them.Perfectionism is “a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable,” but the word carries more significance in our achievement-obsessed culture. Perfection really does not exist – it is relative – one person’s perfection is ano...

Published on Oct 26, 2017 - 12:40 pm     Category: LyingBehavior

Does your child have a problem with lying?It's best to tackle the tough issues, like when your young child lies, early on.Try and think of the times in your life that you lied – and think of why!Were you afraid that the truth would get you in trouble or how others would react if you told the truth?Or were you simply ashamed or just wished things were different?Whatever the reasons were for your lies, consider how to respond when your children lie and how to encourage them to find and express the truth. It is the way to build relationships tha...

Published on Oct 01, 2017 - 11:47 am     Category: WalkingNatureSensory Play

Let's touch upon sensory play ;). T's Learning Center definitely knows a lot about this and we want to share some good ideas! We know infants, toddlers and preschoolers learn best through sensory play and exploration, so find fun ways to create fall-related sensory experiences for them to enjoy. Pick out a basket, bowl, or plastic bin and fill it with fall items, such as fall fruits and vegetables (small pumpkins, apples, gourds, sweet potatoes, etc.), leaves, and acorns. Just be sure to supervise children if you do not want them to put items i...

Published on Oct 01, 2017 - 11:33 am     Category: LaughingHumor

Laughing Does MatterBabies, toddlers and children experience wonderful benefits when they have laughter in their lives!The sound of children's laughter when they are in daycare, preschool, or VPK is music to our ears at T's Learning Centers. We understand how important this is. A sense of humor at home is important too and can brighten family life! You can blow raspberries on a baby's belly, put on a silly hat and chase a 3-year-old, or pretend to fall into a pile of leaves to amuse a first-grader. Often, we think of humor as part of our geneti...

Published on Oct 01, 2017 - 11:23 am     Category: Teamwork GamesPreschool

Toddlers and teamwork.Teaching cooperation and teamwork to preschoolers helps pave the way to  harmonious and fulfilling relationships as they grow.Children come into this world as social creatures. As a child daycare and preschool in Jacksonville FL, we observe daily how children crave relationships and have a basic need to belong and feel wanted by others. We also know that cooperation is a key part of relating to others and developing meaningful relationships. Through cooperation, a child learns to respect others and to control imp...

Published on Oct 01, 2017 - 11:13 am     Category: SleepNapping

Naps are Important!Nap. Small word – Big deal. Why? Sleep is a major requirement for good health, and for young children to get enough of it, some daytime sleep is usually needed. Crucial physical and mental development occurs in early childhood. Naps provide much-needed downtime for growth and rejuvenation.Your child’s mood is greatly improved with a nap – crying, whining and temper tantrums are also reduced. Getting enough sleep during the day and at night helps the development and growth of children’s brains. In fact, their emotional...

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