The First Five Years http://wypr.org en The First Five Years: Emergency Preparedness http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-emergency-preparedness <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Between thunderstorms and threats of tornadoes, this has been a summer full of turbulent weather. Take the time when the sky is clear to make sure your family is ready for whatever Mother Nature sends our way. A little planning now can save lives when disaster strikes.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:41:15 +0000 Linnea Anderson 502597 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Emergency Preparedness The First Five Years: Parent Provider Communication http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-parent-provider-communication <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Communicate early and often. The future depends on it. &nbsp;When you find a child care provider who is just right, you know your little one is in a safe nurturing environment. But there is more to it than dropping off in the morning and picking up after work. For the wellbeing of the child, both parents and caregivers owe it to each other to communicate.</span></p><div> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:32:08 +0000 Linnea Anderson 502260 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Parent Provider Communication The First Five Years: Math http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-math <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(82, 44, 27); font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;">Math helps children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The developing brain is not only ready to learn and use language, it is also capable of learning and using math and scientific thinking. It is important to practice and develop these skills early.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:56:18 +0000 Linnea Anderson 501926 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Math The First Five Years: Communication http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-communication <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the day they're born, children communicate in many ways. For example, crying can mean &nbsp;boredom, hunger or pain depending on the pitch and volume. The national nonprofit Zero to Three has some tips to help parents encourage language development in babies.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:50:27 +0000 Linnea Anderson 501615 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Communication The First Five Years: Summer Learning http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-summer-learning <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Need a cure for the summertime blues? Try learning something new! Whether you go down to the ocean or stay at home this summer, chances to learn are everywhere. For more on this topic visit </span><a href="http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">www.marylandfamilynetwork.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:46:13 +0000 Linnea Anderson 501260 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Summer Learning The First Five Years: Fatherhood http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-fatherhood <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Let’s change the way we talk about fatherhood.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:32:00 +0000 Linnea Anderson 500923 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Fatherhood The First Five Years: Talking About Loss http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-talking-about-loss <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When a loved one dies, parents may wonder how or even if to talk about this with children.</span></p><p>When parents talk honestly and in age-appropriate ways, children can make sense of the experience.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:47:11 +0000 Linnea Anderson 500561 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Talking About Loss The First Five Years: Storytelling http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-storytelling <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We each have a story to tell. It’s your turn.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the dawn of time, there have been storytellers. But we are just starting to understand how important this tradition is. New research published in The Atlantic suggests that young children who hear lots of detailed family stories grow into well-adjusted adolescents.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:44:05 +0000 Linnea Anderson 500214 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Storytelling The First Five Years: Pets http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-pets <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Children and Pets</strong></p><p>There’s nothing cuter than young children and animals together. When children help care for a pet it teaches responsibility and boosts self-esteem. But if you’re thinking about adopting a cuddly companion, listen to this first.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:56:25 +0000 Linnea Anderson 13787 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Pets The First Five Years: Military Families http://wypr.org/post/first-five-years-military-families <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:06:50 +0000 Linnea Anderson 13466 at http://wypr.org The First Five Years: Military Families