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February 06, 2017     Category: EtiquetteBirthdayParties

How to handle the coming deluge of birthday parties!It’s only a matter of time once your child is around other kids – at daycare – in school – or in a group activity that birthday party invitations will fall like confetti on a parade!And if this is your first parade, you may think that kids’ parties are relatively simple events – balloons, cake, ice cream, Pin-the-Tail-on- the-Donkey (oops, do they still play that game?), presents and voila – a child is happy and the child’s guests excitedly babble to their parents about the won...

January 01, 2017     Category: SiblingsBabyNew Arrivals

Welcoming a new child into the family can have a big impact and brings about many changes. Preparing for a new arrival takes a lot of energy, preparations, and attention - not to mention the excitement it generates! All of this can be overwhelming and difficult for your older child to handle. There is no “right” way to prepare your child for this but here are some guidelines to hopefully make it an easier transition on them and your family. You’re probably wondering when you should break the news to the soon-to-be older sib...

January 01, 2017     Category: TravelSnack Ideas

We all know the hurdles and frustrations of traveling with a little one. Don’t dread your upcoming trip! Below are some helpful suggestions that can make it easy, breezy and oh-so-smooth.Be prepared! This goes for any type of traveling you do with your tot: driving, flying, riding the train, or magic carpet. The more prepared you are the better. That means having plenty of welcoming distractions for your little one.Car travel: On the road againTry to plan it out so you have something different to keep them occupied for every 15-20 minutes of ...

January 01, 2017     Category: BabysittingTeething

We feel your pain!Ouch! Is your little one dealing with some uncomfortable teething pains? Are you feeling hesitant about using benzocaine (found in products like Baby Orajel) and want something that will ease their discomfort without turning to medication?Here are five natural teething remedies (that actually help!):Brrrr. Apply something cold! This is the tried and true method for those irritated gums. And so simple! You can do something as simple as wet a soft wash cloth and throw it in the freezer for 20 or 30 minutes. You can really wet/fr...

January 01, 2017     Category: BabysittingParents

Choosing the Best Babysitter for Your Special Night Out!Ready for an adult only night on the town? Or maybe there is an upcoming dinner party that you just don’t want to miss? Maybe you’re looking for a long-term regular sitter. Regardless, as much as you love your child, sometimes you just need a well-deserved breather.Of course, you aren’t just going to trust the care of your child to the first person you bump into on the street (or maybe you will, maybe you live in a small neighborhood). You should always have a solid, dependable babys...

December 04, 2016     Category: Budget-friendly GiftsHomemade GiftsHoliday Ideas

Keep your holiday gift-giving budget in check!Homemade and handmade gifts are some of the most memorable and most affordable gifts to give this holiday season!Just like T's Learning Center is focused on providing affordable child care in St. Augustine, we keep our families in mind when it comes to other important areas of their lives too! So with the holidays coming, it doesn't mean you have to break the piggy bank. Never fear! Here we’ve collected five meaningful, handmade gift ideas you and your child can make together to spread the holid...

December 04, 2016     Category: Holiday EventsHoliday Ideas

Holiday Happenings in Jacksonville and Nocatee, Florida for 2016Make time for family time and enjoy all this "wonderful time of year" has to offer!Nocatee-a-Glow, December 2 & 3 from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pmDon’t miss out on Nocatee’s biggest community event of the year, which will include festivities such as: North Pole visits with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, live music performances, a live nativity scene, a food truck village, a “snow” zone and much, much more! Both nights include a tree lighting cou...

December 03, 2016     Category: Kid BakingHoliday Baking Holiday Ideas

Holiday baking ideas for the kids.Here are some holiday treat ideas from T’s Learning Center! Finally, that most wonderful time of the year has come! We’re finishing off the last of our Thanksgiving leftovers, the Halloween candy is finally dwindling and we’re lugging our holiday decorations out of the garage. One way to brighten up the magic of the season for your kids and fill the home with warm, sweet smelling memories is to bake with them! Baking is a delightful, hands on way to bond and let your child happily contribute to ...

December 03, 2016     Category: StressKidsParents

Keeping Stress to a Minimum During the HolidaysDo the holidays bring more stress than joy for you and your family at times? Don’t break a sweat. Here some tips to keep the holidays in perspective for you and your child so you aren’t losing sight of what really matters most. Keep It Simple First things first: make a list of your holiday projects and events and then prioritize them. Keep your expectations realistic. It’s absolutely okay to not attend every dang holiday related event or office party. Don’t beat yourself up ...

November 20, 2016     Category: KidsFun

Tablecloth tents, cardboard castles and other indoor adventures! Playing is important to children. It is the way they practice growing up. Anything children can play with safely can be a toy, but even a playroom filled to the brim with toys can occasionally become boring for a little one. Occasionally children need a new place to stimulate their imagination. An indoor play tent or fort is a perfect way to add interest to your child's play area and can be the perfect activity for a rainy day.A blanket or sheet and odd pieces of furnitu...