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December 17, 2017     Category: Holidays

Enjoying Holiday Traditions . . . Old and New! Holiday celebrations are wonderful opportunities to teach young children about traditions that are cherished parts of our lives. However, in today’s fast paced-world, you may be seeking more family joy and deeper meaning to this holiday season!The key is simplifying and focusing on what really matters. Nobody can spread joy and good cheer when they are rushing!First, just say no to everything that seems obligatory and then reflect on what your family loves about the holidays. Consider what tradit...

November 30, 2017     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...

November 21, 2017     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...

October 26, 2017     Category: ActivitiesFamilyHoliday Events

Fall is in the air and in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Nocatee Florida too!Autumn family-friendly activities for all to enjoy!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 pm...

October 26, 2017     Category: HolidaysHalloween

Halloween Traditions and TriviaHalloween 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. T's Learning Centers in Jacksonville and St. Augustine love to celebrate the holiday with our preschoolers and all our daycare children and families! 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 Classic...

October 26, 2017     Category: Behavior

Does Your Child Struggle With Perfectionism?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 r...

October 26, 2017     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...

October 01, 2017     Category: WalkingNatureSensory Play

Sensory Play Makes for Great Pretend PlayCommon household items and nature's gatherings help create sensory play for toddlers and young kids.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 p...

October 01, 2017     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...

October 01, 2017     Category: Teamwork GamesPreschool

Toddlers and TeamworkTeaching 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 impu...