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August 13, 2017     Category: ActivitiesSports

Are the kiddos ready for sports this school year?Even in the ‘relaxation’ season – the summer time, T’s Learning kids stay active. They thrive being outdoors and embrace all the activities that go with it. They love games and sports and very much look forward to them.As the summer winds down, young athletes from coast to coast begin to train for the fall season. Everyone agrees that team sports are terrific for children. They teach sportsmanship, cooperation amid competition and how to have fun on the playing field.Regardless of where h...

August 13, 2017     Category: RecipesDinnerFood

Fast, Delicious Meals for Summer Nights!Our Jacksonville and St. Augustine T’s Learning Center families have some hard working moms and dads with kiddos in daycare and preschool. Summertime offers a pass to ease up a bit and not work so hard. So resign yourself to having a family fun day (and night)! Absolutely do not worry about preparing an elaborate dinner. It’s time for you and your oven to take a little vacation! Here are a few stress-free meal recipes for you and your family to enjoy!Barbecue Chicken SandwichesTotal time: 10 minu...

August 13, 2017     Category: LessonsSafety

Don’t wait until it’s too late – teach your child the precautions ahead of time in the event the child ever gets lost.You turn around and your child is out of your immediate sight. It’s your biggest fear. It’s your child’s biggest fear. … getting lost! Hopefully they will never experience this; however, if they do, you want them to be prepared.Being proactive and revisiting this discussion is a must for you and your children. Children need to be reminded of the proper steps to take if they get lost and always go over them before a...

July 03, 2017     Category: StaycationVacationSummer

Summer is here and so is the reality that your dream family vacation may not happen this year. Don't think you're the only one, many parents at T's Learning Centers and their families are making alternate plans. And no matter what, everyone still wants to experience the best summer ever right? Well, you absolutely can by chasing away the traveling blues and making plans for a fun staycation instead!Fun doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, as there are dozens of affordable, free and creative things to do in the #OnlyInJax and "trip w...

July 03, 2017     Category: ShoppingClothing

Listen Up Smart Shoppers in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL!For families on a budget, being mindful of monthly financial commitments like childcare and grocery bills can stretch their earning and land great deals when they shop creatively!T's Learning Center moms - all moms - know clothing the kids and the whole family can be a frustrating and costly endeavor; especially knowing how quickly kids grow out of things or how rough they can be on clothes. The retail markup on clothes can border on crazy - so for the budget conscious consumer, sec...

July 03, 2017     Category: ShoppingBudget

Oh, you know that feeling – that urge – that temptation – that destroyer of budgets! The infamous beast is impulse buying! Unplanned purchases can derail the best of budget intentions. It takes some discipline to avoid impulse buying, but keep in mind, just because it’s there doesn’t mean you need to buy it.These strategies can ease the urge to stray from your budget and keep you on financial track!1. Shop with a list. To avoid impulse buying, make a list for all your shopping, whether it’s groceries, tools, clot...

July 03, 2017     Category: AllowanceSavings

5 Tips to Help Your Child Be Fiscally Responsible With Their AllowanceTeaching children early on the benefits of learning to be financially responsible. Saving, budgeting, planning, and teaching them to be prudent are key factors of them learning responsibility and being able to live independently in the future. A great place to start is with their allowance. Here are 5 tips that will help you get started in the right direction:1. Divide allowances into three categories. Wisely, have set percentages for each category: 10% fo...

July 03, 2017     Category: SchoolPreschool

The end of the school year often is both exciting and bittersweet. It's a time for basking in accomplishments, recalling fond memories, and taking stock of how much was learned. It's also a time of leaving our friends and saying our 'goodbyes' to teachers and those we shared so much time together with.Here are 7 activities and projects to help end the school year in a memorable and positive way:1. Goodbye Room BookWe all know how hard it is to say goodbye sometimes, especially for younger children. This activity may provide some closure fo...

July 03, 2017     Category: FoodSnack Ideas

Fun and healthy summer snacks . . . summer is here which means along with lots of playtime, hungry kids are home all day! Anxious about running out of summer snacking ideas? We all know the ‘Good Mom’ drill: offer apple slices, carrot sticks and string cheese. Good intentions however, are sometimes met with moans and groans and it’s not long before you find yourself buckling to the pressure of potato chips and ice cream.Let's keep it healthy and fun with these 7 snack ideas that are sure to keep even your most discerning ki...

July 03, 2017     Category: SchoolSummer

End of school year blues is a real thing. Having to say good-bye to friends, teachers and a predictable routine can prove challenging for a child. Alas, however, over the years T’s Learning Center has taken notes and listed are some constructive ideas to help your child leap into summer smoothly and end the school year on a positive note.Have Pre-Scheduled Playdates over the SummerHow assuring for a child to know they won’t have to wait the whole summer to see their classmate friends again and even better, that there’s summertime fun...