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July 30, 2018     Category: Daily Routine

One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine as possible. Children (and adults) feel the most secure when their lives are predictable. When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of them and meet their needs, so they become free to relax and explore their world. Daily routines might include:The time to get ready in the morningBath times, mealtimes, naptimes and bedtimesHousework, cooking and cleaning ...

July 17, 2018     Category: Summertime Reading

What a wonderful time to explore the world and everything in it with words.Now tha summer is here, is it too hot or too rainy to be outside? Is the family traveling in a car or on a plane or train? You and your child can make a new friend; learn about colors and shapes and letters and numbers; visit another country; find out why kittens purr or what fireflies eat. How? Just sit back, relax - it's time to learn about anything and everything - read a book to your preschooler!   And, of course, reread your child’s favorite book! ...

July 01, 2018     Category: Family Picnics

Outdoor summer fun and kids just naturally go together. Though technology may cause some kids to spend less time doing things outdoors, picnics are  a fun and healthy way to spend quality time with family members and other children.Here are some thoughts about taking time to picnic, either on the spur of the moment or planning a big event for family and friends:Picnics mean spending time outsideGoing on a picnic means enjoying fresh air and open spaces. Picnics are also a great opportunity for kids to learn about nature and its many plants...

June 15, 2018     Category: Swimming Safety

A backyard pool promises lots of fun for kids. Swimming is not only fun, it is great exercise. A pool sets the stage for many hours of quality family time, as well as playtime with friends.However, a pool comes with heavy responsibility. You are in charge.  It is your duty to safeguard all swimmers and guests – there is no substitute for vigilant supervision, especially when children are around. Always have an adult nearby. Even if the kids are great swimmers, you never know when they might need help. Set a good example so younger k...

May 30, 2018     Category: BoredomGoalsSummer CampSummer

It’s almost here . . . summer break and everyone is excited about warmer weather, lazy days and catching lightning bugs! Are you wondering where the school year went? Have you noticed how much the kids have grown? Are you thinking about what to do with the summertime boredom that is sure to set in, often sooner than later?While summer is a great time for kids to unwind and have some fun, every parent knows that kids easily become bored and restless. That’s why summer break can be a wonderful time to provide goals to expose ki...

May 16, 2018     Category: Summer

How do you ensure your kids to end the school year on a positive note and get ready for summer break? Summer camp or not, you may not have thought about creating a purposeful transition and how it helps everyone adjust to summertime freedom! See if this summer runs more smoothly with these 10 tips: Create a summer kick-off calendar. Just like advent calendars are used to let children know when Christmas is coming, the same concept applies to counting the days to the beginning of Summer. And you can use the same type of calendar to he...

May 01, 2018     Category: BoredomGratificationUnstructured TimeSocial SkillsTechnology

Allowing times for your child is bored is a good thing, providing space to be creative, learn new things, seek new experiences and help the mind grow and develop with new ideas.All parents want the best for their child. The child is sent to ballet classes, piano lessons, sports practices, and are often scheduled to attend a different activity every day.  Add tech devices to the list and it is easy to take it to the extreme to keep children busy. These parents overlook the value and importance of some unstructured time to allow their child ...

April 17, 2018     Category: Negative behaviorPositive ReinforcementBitingBehavior

Toddlers are adorable – they give hugs when least expected . . . they squeal with delight . . . and look with wonder at each new experience.But toddlers sometimes are not so precious when they kick, scream or especially bite! Though biting is very common in children of this age, it is of little comfort when your toddler bites. You certainly do not want your child labeled as a threat in a play group, nor do you want your child to be expelled from a childcare center because of biting. This possibility is especially troubling for working p...

April 02, 2018     Category: ActivitiesFunSummer CampFamilyMemories

Wonderful Summer Memories in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL are Just Waiting for Your Child at T’s Learning Center Summer Camp! Summer will soon be here, so give a big cheer and get ready for a summer to remember! Feel the sun, touch the grass and enjoy the magic of a summer camp experience. As one of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences in a child’s life, summer camp at T’s Learning Center with its carefully selected role models are dedicated your child. Your child will have fun, learn from experience and mak...

March 19, 2018     Category: Spring BreakHolidays

So many great things to do during spring break in Jacksonville, FL!Parents often realize that having school every day can keep a family from enjoying some outings. So why not just stay local for spring break. A visit to the Jacksonville Zoo or spending the day on trip to Skyway and the Downtown Library can be incredibly special for kids of any age. Kick off the break by enjoying the, then take a tour of the U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Northern Florida and, of course, spend at least one day at the beach.You do not have to be much of a planner to ...