August 13, 2014


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WHO:              Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt® Las Vegas a unique, self-serve frozen yogurt store that provides irresistible taste in thousands of sweet combinations and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas, a non-profit organization that believes that every child deserves a comfortable and supportive place to grow by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community.
WHAT:            For one day, Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt® will donate 10 percent of the store proceeds toRMHC of Greater Las Vegas.  In addition, Yumz will raffle off prizes to raise money for the charity, including gift cards to Kanji Steak & Sushi, Camp Fit-Force and Bomb Hair Salon.
WHEN:            Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 12:00 noon - 10:30 p.m. 

WHERE:           6135 S. Fort Apache Road. Suite 400, Las Vegas, NV 89148

WHY:               Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt® is committed to giving back to the community by partnering with impactful charities such as RMHC of Greater Las Vegas by supporting their mission and helping them raise awareness.
ABOUT:           About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas
RMHC of Greater Las Vegas is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also creates and supports programs that directly benefit children and families in the greater Las Vegas area through grants, scholarships, and community outreach projects. Learn more at

About Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt
At just 85 to 100 calories per serving, the divine secret recipe from Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt creates a fat-free splendor-filled soirée for the taste buds that is all pleasure and little to no guilt.  Its frozen yogurt is available in four forms:  tart— for the frozen yogurt purist, regular— which tastes like ice cream, no sugar added—for the extra health conscious, and sorbet – for those interested in dairy-free products.  Each frozen yogurt variety is packed with live and active culture probiotics. Rotating more than 55 flavors and more than 75 toppings on a regular basis, YGFY offers customers a unique experience on every visit. For more information on Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt, please visit or follow us on Facebook (, Twitter (, and Pinterest ( 

CONTACT:       For questions regarding Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt, please email John Barnes
To contact the local store manager, please email Raquel Sanchez at (702) 367-7771   

August 1, 2014

Kindergarten Is Around The Corner! What Your Child Should Know!

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School is fast approaching, or already in session for here are some tips about what your child should know before they enter Kindergarten, to make their and the teachers jobs much easier, and to help your child succeed!

As an early childhood educator, it saddens me to see many 3 and 4 year olds who are not even close to being prepared for Kindergarten. So may parents rely too much on their day care or preschool to teach their children, and, when they don't do an adequate job, the parents get upset.

Problem there is, parents are a child's first teachers, and what is learned at school, should be enforced at home. This is very important for a child's future school career. A 3 and 4 year old child needs to be prepared for the competition ahead of them throughout their schooling.

More importantly, education starts at birth. The moment your baby is born, is when they should start learning about their to them about colors, textures, smells, and do forth. Signing and reading are both excellent ways to help your child start to understand their world.

These tips were given to me by a fellow mom and Kindergarten teacher who says every year she needs to hold kids back because of their lack of skills, and that any TYPICALLY developing child should be able to do these things by age 5.

By four years of age (or sooner), a typically developing child should be able to:

  • write their full name 
  • count to and write numbers 1-20 and possibly more
  • say, write, and recognize all 26 letters of the alphabet 
  • know their address, phone number, and parents names 
  • drink from a regular cup 
  • go to the bathroom on their own 
  • recite the days of the week 
  • recite the months of the year
  • dress themselves 
  • brush their own teeth 
  • know how to share and take turns without whining or arguments 
  • shapes/sizes
  • colors 
  • reading at least 100 basic  Dolce sight words (2 and 3 letter words) 
  • do a 100 piece puzzle by themselves
  • know how to follow rules 
  • walk in lines 
  • sit at a desk (unless, of course, you are sending them to Montessori or the like) 
  • understand simple concepts (yesterday, tomorrow, night, day, today) 
  • hold a writing utensil the correct way 
  • color inside the lines 
  • basic letter phonics 
  • retell a story
  • know the main parts to a story and the main characters
  • know how to keep their space neat and organized, and take care of their own belongings
  • separate from their parents with no crying or fussing 
  • pay attention for up to 30 minutes in a lesson or activity
  • cut a straight line with scissors
Many of these can be taught through songs and fingerplays, signing and more! You do not need to sit down with a workbook or at a desk, there are many ways to teach your child!!

That is the basics they should know before kindergarten! PLEASE help your child know these concepts. When a child does not know basic concepts entering Kindergarten, it hinders the teachers ability to teach the rest of the class. It may actually hold the class back, which will not properly prepare them for 1st grade (and so on). This is a highly competitive world, and we want our children to succeed! 

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