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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 ...

March 15, 2019     Category: Spring Break

Did you know there are so many great things to do during spring break in Jacksonville, FL?Take a break from school and enjoy a local family outings! Why not start with a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo or spend the day on a trip to Skyway and the Downtown Library? They can be incredibly special for kids of any age! Visit the U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Northern Florida and don't forget to spend one day at the beach. You do not have to be much of a planner to enjoy Spring Break and do something special with the kids. If you are looking for way...

March 01, 2019

Children today are experiencing many kinds of losses. Helping children deal with loss, whether it be as a result of normal transitions like adjusting to a move or a new baby in the family, a death of a pet, or more serious losses, like a parent leaving for war, job loss, serious illness or death in the family - what children need most from us is for us to teach them basic lessons of the heart.We can't take away the pain of another, even that of a child, but our sense of helplessness need not restrain us from reaching out to her. Never unde...

February 15, 2019     Category: LoveParentsLife Lessons

All parents want happiness for their children. Sometimes parents tend to forget the most important thing which needs to be provided to children which is LOVE. Studies have shown that lack of parental warmth and love can make children more stressed, since parents put too much pressure on them to succeed without balancing it with affection. This can create health risks for children.  Love and affection help children to feel secure regardless of accomplishments. This builds their confidence and self-esteem.Earliest FeelingsOften, many pa...

January 31, 2019     Category: When to Wean

The tasks of weaning a child from the bottle and the pacifier are challenges most parents face eventually. When to do so is the question.As the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child should be weaned from the bottle by 15 months of age, though it is advisable to check with the child’s pediatrician if there are important concerns about the child’s health or nutrition.One very important reason to wean off the bottle early is to avoid dental problems. Sustained bottle drinking can damage teeth as most liquids other than w...