Dramatic play is a fancy way of referring to pretend or imaginative play. You can establish and lead dramatic play easily with a few simple elements that will expand with a child’s endless imagination.
We believe in the power of the YWCA to improve our community, facilitate meaningful conversations, and drive collaboration, which is why we are proud to share to two major announcements with you.
How do you read a book with no pictures to your kids? Here are a few ways to explore wordless books to expand creativity, interest, and reading comprehension skills.
In the first months of life, a child’s brain development depends on human interactions through relationships with the people around them. Playing, reading, exposing your child to music, and communicating with direct eye contact with your child will determine the extent of their future abilities.
Meet Jeff and Cindy Uhrig of Designs by Jeff. We look forward to working with the Uhrigs every year since their first Wine, Women & Purses in 2012. Come see Jeff’s edgy and beautiful designs at Wine, Women & Purses, October 1.
Meet Christina Crain of CC Rainz, a Wine, Women & Purses favorite since 2012 and one of the merchants you’ll find at Wine, Women & Purses, October 1.
In order to address the “elephant in the room” right off the bat, we all know that working in the early childhood field is a bit stressful right now. So what do we do when it seems like everything is out of our hands, but we still have an important job to do? How do we turn off the “static”?
On October 20, 2015, 6:30pm to 8:00pm, YWCA Rockford, Patrick Daniels, a representative of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, will present a radon workshop specifically designed for licensed day care facilities.
Lallygag Boutique is a fun little boutique in the Miracle Mile district of Rockford, IL, nestled between a shabby chic home decor shop and a flower shop. We are best known for hand-picked, adorable weekend wear at affordable prices. And, awesome customer service!
There is a reason why children, after playing outside or going on a walk, return with pockets filled to capacity with rocks of different shapes and sizes. Rocks, well, rock. These found treasures can be used in a literacy-supporting and inexpensive way for the kids in your life.