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June 2014

Trash to Treasure: Playtime Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

Trash to Treasure: Playtime Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

Sometimes as we struggle to keep kids busy and entertained we too easily look towards new toys and technology as the answer. Knowing which gadgets and toys are the best at keeping a child happy and educationally entertained can be both time consuming and eye popping in costs. The good news is you and your child (or classroom) have plenty of educationally fun activities right under your nose; you just need to know where to look! Providing children with “open-ended materials” enables… continue reading

July 2014

Potty Training- Where to Start?

Potty Training- Where to Start?

The pressure to get your child potty trained is at an all time high. More and more day care centers and preschools are requiring children to be potty trained before they may attend. Getting a child successfully potty trained, however, is more difficult than someone deciding it’s time for your child to get out of diapers. When do we start? What method is best? Should my child already be potty trained? There are so many questions, concerns and ideas that go into successful potty… continue reading

August 2014

Complete Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Complete Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

As promised in last weeks blog, here is an extensive list of kindergarten readiness skills that we compiled here at INYW?. We compiled this list by looking at different states kindergarten readiness entrance skills and other countries lists of skills for kindergarteners.  This is probably a more extensive list than your state's requirements. However, we thought it might he helpful to see different skills 5 year olds are expected to know before entering kindergarten. As always, if you… continue reading