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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...

October 01, 2017     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 emot...

September 01, 2017     Category: ReadingEducation

5 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your ChildReading aloud together is a great habit for you and your child to form!Fall brings a new set of challenges with the changing weather: children go back to school, the pace of life often speeds up at home, and parents may find themselves much busier than they were during the short summer months. As schedules are made and routines formed, it’s important to remember that learning should not end in when daycare, preschool or the classroom day ends. One very effective way to ensure that education c...

August 23, 2017     Category: St. AugustineTravel

What's Free and Fun in St. Augustine, FL?Fall activities for families T’s Learning Center is thrilled to have one of our children care centers in St. Augustine, Florida! St. Augustine is a must-see destination for many reasons: its America’s oldest settled city, founded in 1565 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Located on the coast, St. Augustine offers access to several beautiful and peaceful Atlantic beaches; and, last but not least, there is so much to do in this historic city – for free! Whether you’re making a couples trip or takin...

August 23, 2017     Category: ReadingKindergarten

Give your child the best in reading as they head to Kindergarten!Here are 10 books that will be a big hit for you and the kids! It’s that time of year again: back-to-school season! A great way to get children excited about learning is through reading; but with so many books on the market, it can be difficult to pick reads that are both enjoyable and beneficial. Looking for a little guidance? Here is a list of 10 helpful and memorable works of literature that will give your child a head start in kindergarten this fall!1.   ...