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Hello Incredible Friend,
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Our Baby Dina Egg puppets are available once again!

This smaller hand puppet may be used in conjunction with child training programs. Once children are introduced to Dina Dinosaur School concepts, teachers and therapists can use the Baby Dinosaur Puppet to reinforce and review the concepts and skills by asking students to teach Baby Dina all the survival rules and skills they have learned from Wally, Molly, Dina and Tiny Turtle.  Baby Dina may also be used in the IY Parent and Teacher programs to demonstrate the value of using puppets to teach children social and emotional skills (for example, going into your shell to calm down).

Dinosaur Egg puppet © Folkmanis, Inc.

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Spotlight on Slovenia 
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The Incredible Years Preschool Basic Parenting Program (for parents of children ages 3-6 years) began in Slovenia in 2015, and was implemented as a program for prevention and early intervention for children with behavioral problems. From 2015 to 2016, 45 group leaders were trained and 343 parents participated in the program, with 92% of parents completing the program. Groups were delivered in 16 weekly sessions with 2 group leaders. 

From 2017 to 2018, 21 groups were delivered and 226 parents participated with 94% completing. New workshops and evaluations are continuing, and 8 group leaders are on track for accreditation. 

Read their recent report  for early results in terms of changes in parenting and child behavior problems. 
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Article of the Month: TCM in Portugal
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Researchers in Portugal, including IY Mentors Maria Filomena Gaspar and Maria João Seabra Santos, recently conducted a study to analyze the impact of the IY Teacher Classroom Management program on the behavior of economically disadvantaged children in Portugal.  Results included preschoolers in the IY-TCM classrooms showing more improvements in their social skills and more decreases in problem behavior.

You can read the abstract for the article "Promoting Mental Health in Disadvantaged Preschoolers: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Teacher Training Effects" and find other great research in our Article Library!
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Seattle Workshops
Don't miss our exciting workshops in Seattle! Parent and Child program workshops are coming up. red-frame-1054180_1280
Basic Parent + School Age Group Leader Training
February 19-22, 2019

Small Group Dinosaur Group Leader Training
March 12-14, 2019

To learn more about these trainings and other 2019 offerings, visit our Upcoming Training Workshops page. To register, download the training brochure!

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December Closure Dates

Our office will be closed on the following dates:
December 6 - 7
December 24 - 25
December 31 - January 1

Please send us your end-of-year orders early so that we can process them before the holidays.

Happy Holidays from the Seattle IY Team!
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