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January 2012

Developmental Milestones for Children 3-6 years old

 “Is it normal my 3 year old has trouble hopping on one leg?” or “Should my 4 year old be able to brush their teeth on their own?”. Do these questions sound familiar to you? An immense amount of development occurs during the ages of 3-6 and it can be difficult for adults to know when a child should be trying and accomplishing new skills In an era of TV, video and computer games and electronics, children are spending less time actively playing. By actively playing,… continue reading

April 2012

Building Scientists: Egg Activity

The Council on Foreign Relations recently released the following headline, “Educational failure puts the United States’ future economic prosperity, global position, and physical safety at risk.” Although this fact is no doubt discouraging, the science future of our preschoolers can improve immediately if we alter our actions today. Preschoolers have a natural curiosity; they are constantly asking “Why?”  The following activity guides your child to ask and… continue reading

September 2012

How Do I Know INYW? Will Actually Teach My Child What He or She Needs To Know?

How Do I Know INYW? Will Actually Teach My Child What He or She Needs To Know?

For me it started almost immediately.  Is my son smiling at me?  When will he start to roll over?  Should he be crawling by now? I wanted to be sure I was doing everything I could to keep his development on track.  Our pediatrician provided a much-appreciated checklist so I could keep tabs on the various skills my son was mastering.  This doesn’t mean that at exactly 6 weeks I saw his first smile, or that I implemented a baby boot camp to ensure progress, but it… continue reading