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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.   ...

August 20, 2017     Category: Early Childhood EducationKindergarten

Making the best of the Kindergarten year for your child!There are four areas of focus.If you or someone you know has a child entering kindergarten in the Jacksonville or St. Augustine areas, you may be asking the following questions: "What is the best way to prepare?" "What are some thing you can do at home that will give them an advantage when they begin classroom work?" Whether you child is a daycare or preschool student already or entering into school for the first time, there are four key areas to look at when preparing for the upcoming aca...

August 13, 2017     Category: GradesSleepHealth

Better, more quality, sleep can make for better grades.Bad news for parents, but you might need to start enforcing that bedtime curfew. While no one likes a bedtime battle, a new study shows that a good night's sleep can translate to improved academic performance. Researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal found that children who had a better quality sleep performed better in math and languages. Specifically researchers found a link between academic performance and something called ...

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...