The First Five Years http://wypr.org en The First Five Years: STEM http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-stem <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:04:00 +0000 Jamyla Kay 11683 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: STEM The First Five Years: Childhood Mental Health http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-childhood-mental-health <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If left untreated, a mental health problem can delay a child’s normal development and lead to more severe problems later on. It’s good to know there are others that parents can turn to and trust. Maryland Family Network mental health specialists, work directly with child care providers, children and parents, to identify and solve problems. &nbsp;Together you can decide if it’s just growing pains or something more.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:40:59 +0000 Linnea Anderson 11349 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Childhood Mental Health The First Five Years: How to be a Successful Grandparent http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-how-be-successful-grandparent <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Being a grandparent – like being a parent – isn't easy, especially in this digital age where things change so quickly. This week we present 10 tips on how to be a successful grandparent.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Linnea Anderson 11032 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: How to be a Successful Grandparent The First Five Years: Blocks http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-blocks <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The building blocks of our children’s success” is often used to refer to the latest trends for children. But it turns out that one of the most significant building blocks a child encounters is exactly that—blocks.</span></p></div><div>For more on this topic and others, visit <a href="http://marylandfamilynetwork.org/" target="_blank">marylandfamilynetwork.org</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:39:31 +0000 Linnea Anderson 10755 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Blocks The First Five Years: Choosing Child Care http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-choosing-child-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Choosing child care is stressful for any parent. For parents who have children with special needs, the anxieties can be compounded. LOCATE: Child Care, a program of Maryland Family Network, is designed to help all parents in Maryland find child care.</span></p><p>For more on this topic and others, visit <a href="http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/" target="_blank">marylandfamilynetwork.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:25:40 +0000 Person: Linnea Anderson 10319 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Choosing Child Care The First Five Years: Read Aloud http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-read-aloud <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you haven't read to your child in a while--or ever, now is a great time to start.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">March is 'Read Aloud' month, and Maryland Family Network has compiled a helpful list of reading tips for parents.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Maryland Family Network has more resources on this topic. You can <a href="http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/resourcelist.html#ReadingAloud" target="_blank">learn more here</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:31:20 +0000 Maryland Family Network 9993 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Read Aloud The First Five Years: Parenting for Authentic Success http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-parenting-authentic-success <p>January 8, 2014</p><p><span style="color: rgb(82, 44, 27); font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;">Children learn through experience – both success and failure.&nbsp; So, children learn from their victories, and also through scraped knees, and collapsed castles.&nbsp; When children learn from these incidents, we call them “successful failures.”</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:16:47 +0000 Jamyla Kay 7043 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Parenting for Authentic Success The First Five Years: Boxes and Imaginative Play http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-boxes-and-imaginative-play <p><strong>December 25, 2013</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Playing in and with boxes is great fun for kids, and it's also a learning opportunity. It's empowering because the child gets to decide what the box is going to be, exercising her ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and spatial ability.</span></p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 16:23:00 +0000 Jamyla Kay 7044 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Boxes and Imaginative Play The First Five Years: Protective Factors http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-protective-factors <p>Strengthening Families is an approach to promoting healthy family functioning. Taken together, protective and&nbsp;promotive&nbsp;factors increase the probability of positive, adaptive and healthy outcomes, even in the face of risk and adversity.</p><p><a href="http://www.cssp.org/reform/strengthening-families/the-basics/protective-factors" target="_blank">The Protective Factors Framework&nbsp;</a>(Center for the Study of Social Policy) provides an overview of the five Protective Factors listed above.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:49:48 +0000 Jamyla Kay 5969 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Protective Factors The First Five Years: Approaches to Learning http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-approaches-learning <p>From birth, children are intensely engaged in learning how to learn. They are propelled by motivation, attitudes, and habits that experts call "approaches to learning."</p><p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/parents/child-development/">Child Development Tracker</a>&nbsp;from PBS Parents provides age-specific suggestions for nurturing your child’s curiosity, persistence, problem solving, and imagination.&nbsp; Select your child’s age and then click on “Approaches to Learning.”</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:33:40 +0000 Jamyla Kay 5678 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Approaches to Learning