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Reaching One Child at a Time

Reaching One Child at a Time

Trying to reach one child at a time...do you believe its possible or does it sound trite? If you are a parent, teacher, mentor or have another role with children, you better believe it is possible! To be totally candid, we sometimes wonder who's grabbing on to the information If Not You, Who? puts out there. We are a unique site formed for one reason. INYW? is here to help adults prepare children for kindergarten and life. Simply put the site offers all interested grown-ups amazing tools… continue reading

Can Your Preschooler Be Overscheduled?

Can Your Preschooler Be Overscheduled?

Music or art? Ballet or gymnastics? One of the more discussed topics among parents is their preschooler’s schedule. Deciding which activities to choose for your child and how often they should participate can be tricky. With so many people and interests vying for a child’s time (parents, other family members, friends, sports, arts, etc.) over-scheduling children is becoming common in the United States. In return, unstructured playtime, or downtime, has decreased 12 hours a week in… continue reading

And Then School Happens…

And Then School Happens…

A simple sentence in an Education Week article titled “Brains and Schools: A Mismatch" by Alden S. Blodget was so powerful, it actually took my breath away.  “Children are natural learners, alive with questions. And then school happens.”   Two researchers (Marzano, 2003 and Hattie, 2009) looked at factors impacting students' learning. They both concluded that the most important variable of student achievement fluctuates daily according to the quality of… continue reading