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October 02, 2016     Category: BehaviorSleepPreparationCommunication

Fussing Over Your Child's NaptimeEvery parent knows this familiar scenario all too well: Your toddler gives all the signals of being exhausted and needing sleep — she yawns and rubs her eyes, flops on the floor, and bursts into tears of frustration at the slightest thing — but she still won't go down for a nap.There actually is a very simple explanation: Toddlers fight the urge to rest because they are too interested in what's going on around them. Your curious toddler has so much to see and do and is afraid that if she sleeps, she'll be mi...

October 02, 2016     Category: FluColdsSicknessHealth

Flu and Cold Season 2018 Beware!Reports are indicating that the flu season is likely to be bad this year. Many states are reporting widespread flu outbreak already.It's never fun when flu season arrives and no matter what as parents,  we worry if it will come to our house. At our T's Learning Center locations in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine areas, we do everything we can to minimize germs and exposure. Each center is equipped with sanitation stations called ZONO and that helps a lot. We also teach our kids good hygiene habits to help...

October 02, 2016     Category: BehaviorBullyingLife Lessons

Yes, it's your child who is the bully.It's hard for a parent to believe or accept that is their child who is actually the 'bully of the block.The phone rings. It’s a call from the school: Your child's in trouble for bullying. Most parents will say, “No way, not my kid!” and get defensive. But every kid is capable of bullying, even the nicest.So why do kids bully? Studies say there are two main reasons. One reason is that popular and powerful children use bullying to maintain their power and popularity. Another reason is children who e...

September 11, 2016     Category: T's Learning Center

What makes T’s Learning Center kids special? Well, there’s a laundry list and each reason is one child’s name. In our eyes, it’s not just one thing that sets them apart and makes each special - it’s many! T’s Kids are THOUGHTFUL! We see a great deal of compassion and politeness in our children. It warms our hearts to see children helping and caring for one another. “Please” and “thank you” go a long way and we encourage courtesy and respect for each other. Our kids are quick to make a wrong right and to turn t...

September 11, 2016     Category: RoutineFoodBreakfast

Become a Morning Hero!Breakfast is brain food, but it can be a challenge to feed the kids healthfully and get out the door in time for school – so let’s break the old breakfast routine and step up the Goodness (and good for you) Game! Toss out cereal boxes – pop the Pop Tarts into the trash – and watch the kids jump out of bed excited for breakfast! (Yes, and about now you’re hearing angels sing in unison too right?!) The most important meal of the day needs a makeover and it can actually be quite fun! Say the words, ...

September 11, 2016     Category: NappingSleep

Healthy Sleep Makes for Healthy and Happy Kids!Children between 2 and 4 sleep approximately 11 to 12 hours a night and take a single one-to three-hour nap each afternoon. What’s the best plan for your child? Here are some facts that might help you determine the right strategy. “Grow, grow.” ~The Talmud “Did that child grow overnight?” Well they absolutely could have! According to studies at the Children’s National Medical Center, growth hormones are typically secreted during deep sleep. Think of how much sleep a baby requi...

September 11, 2016     Category: Good HabitsGood Manners

Instilling Good Manners and Habits With Your ChildrenWhere do to start and making them last.You beam; you shine … Oh someone just went out of their way to express what a polite child you have raised! All is right in the world! Ahh … Well, good job parents! Alas, others peak from corners and scratch their head, some wonder … “Hmm, so how do you make kids well-manner and courteous?” Is it really the ‘Million Dollar question? The Eighth Wonder of the World? Let’s explore and find out the mystery in manners and crack the code in ...

September 11, 2016     Category: Safety

Here are the basic rules for safety your child needs!As one of the most trusted child care centers in Ponte Vedra, T’s Learning Center places your child’s safety first. It is our number one priority when caring for them. We’ve put together a short, to-the-point, and common sense set of safety rules to teach your preschooler and other young children. Name, Number and AddressAt the earliest stage possible, teach your child about basic contact information such as parents or caregivers name and con...

September 11, 2016     Category: LearningPreparationT's CaresPreschool

Getting ready for preschool can be very exciting for your child and you!So we offer a few helpful suggestions to prepare you and your child for the ‘big day’. Now getting down to the details, let the countdown begin!A Few Weeks Prior to Preschool Starting: Establish a “school bedtime” for your child.Many kids have stepped out of their normal bedtime routine during the summer months. Getting them in the routine of an earlier bedtime at least two weeks prior is a wise plan. Go shopping for school supplies together. Make it a mem...

September 11, 2016     Category: LessonsGardeningMemoriesActivities

Here is the nitty, gritty about getting dirty in the garden!As children are natural gardeners, working in a garden provides the satisfaction that comes from tending to a project that does not produce results immediately.In the days of our youth, we ate wild strawberries that grew along our backyard fence and raced to the honeysuckle bushes in the early hours of the day to get our sweet fill!  We had a small garden in our yard and we each had our ‘garden’ duty. We loved to gather the ‘vegetables of our labor’ and prepare them for ou...