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Linnea Anderson

Host, The First Five Years

Linnea Anderson
Credit Doug Lent

Linnea Anderson is tenured and talented broadcaster and voice over artist with deep roots in Central Maryland.  For years she was co-host of the nightly, Baltimore -based and nationally syndicated Evening Magazine on WJZ-TV.  On this half-hour program, Anderson interviewed the likes of George Carlin, Muhammad Ali and Jack Lemmon as well as Baltimoreans of all stripes providing insight and local flavor to her adopted hometown.  Prior to that she was a news anchor, reporter and producer in multiple markets including Baltimore, Charleston, WV and Louisville, KY.

Beginning in 1992 Anderson spent more than two decades working the other side of the microphone as the Public Relations/Marketing Director for the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region.  There she could be found on the front lines of local and national disasters reassuring the community that help was on the way.  Anderson’s voice can still be heard around town as she freelances as a voice over artist on projects that connect to her passions.

Worth Remembering

Feb 17, 2016

Strengthen your child’s memory while also creating a stronger bond with your child.  Listen now.

Parents want to raise grateful children. There are many ways parents can nurture gratitude in children from an early age.  To Find out more, listen now.

Disparity in Diet

Feb 4, 2016

  

Eating healthy can be expensive. Join us to ensure that all families have access to quality meal time options. Listen now.

Illegal child care is unlicensed, unsafe, and unfair to our children. Let’s work together to make child care safe, affordable, and accessible for all. We can’t afford not to.  Listen now.

Depression in young children should be diagnosed and treated early to avoid long-lasting problems. Maryland Family Network’s Child Care Resource Network can help. Listen now.

Coping With Tragedy

Jan 13, 2016

Coping with tragedy is hard for people of any age. But there are ways we can help kids understand what’s happening without letting a sense of loss or fear overwhelm them. Listen now.

Space Exploration

Jan 6, 2016

Young children who learn spatial reasoning skills before age five are likely to possess stronger math skills in elementary school. Spatial skills mastered early may also be a predictor of which children will pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Listen now to learn more.

Do you wonder how much today’s electronic revolution is impacting the way our kids think and act? A lot, it turns out.


Music is a constant source of joy – whether singing in the shower or dancing to the radio in the kitchen. But did you know that music can also promote a child's social, emotional, and cognitive development?

Keeping Babies Safe in Winter and all Year. Did you know that newborn babies are at an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome during the winter months? Learn how to protect your baby. Listen now.  

More children die in our country from guns than from cancer, pneumonia, or HIV. What can be done? Listen now.

What if we told you that a toddler might be able to go toe to toe against a heavy weight champ, a Tour de France cyclist, or a long distance runner? Listen now and be prepared to be amazed!

Chaos Theory

Nov 25, 2015

Chaotic homes can negatively affect children’s academic achievement, attention spans, and be an indicator for social and behavioral problems.

Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2015

Thanksgiving is nearly here. We are thankful for all that has been accomplished on behalf very young children and their families. As well as all that is to come. What are you thankful for?

Sleep Well!

Nov 11, 2015

Keeping regular sleep patterns are important for a young child's development. Listen for some findings from SLEEP 2015, an annual gathering of Professional Sleep Societies.

It's a bird...it's a plane...it's Resilient Parent! This superhero may not fly or leap tall buildings, but she can save your child's future. What's her true identity? It's you!

Learn more by visiting www.marylandfamilynetwork.org

Dude! You've changed.

This is an all too familiar sentiment that many new dads hear from their friends. Well, new research shows that dads do change. And for the better.

The cost of child care in America has been on the rise since 2010. In Maryland, child care is almost always the second or third largest household expense for families. It's an investment worth the money.

Visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more information.

Twenty million American's live in deep poverty. For a single parent raising one child, that translates to a gross family income of less than $7,600 dollars a year. That's pretty deep.

Visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org to learn more.

Sharing is hard. Look at the difficulty some adults us have relinquishing the TV remote!  And we're often pained to lend a friend a favorite book or let our partner use our car. So it's no wonder that sharing doesn't come easily to children.

  A childs temperament describes how she approaches and reacts to the world. It’s her personal "style." Understanding your child's temperament can make you a better parent.

Adults can be quick to judge people.  We form our opinions based on not only what people say, but also how they say it.  Now researchers at the University of Toronto suggest that very young children make similar snap judgments about people based on tone of voice alone.

Learn more at www.marylandfamilynetwork.org.

A hands-on approach is a great way for young children to develop a lifelong love of science. Learn more at www.marylandfamilynetwork.org.

When was the last time you had a conversation with a baby? It should be as often as possible. Responding to her coos and babbles just might be the key that shifts language development into high gear.

Human touch comforts, stimulates, and conveys emotions. But when does our need to be touched begin? What are the effects of touch on babies?


You tried working things out.  But it's over.  Now you must break the news.  Explaining divorce or separation to a young child is hard.  Finding the age appropriate words and actions is important.  We have some tips to help ease the pain.


When reading a bedtime story to a child, have you ever wondered what he or she is thinking about? Well, researchers say they have more evidence that reading to young children has an impact on their developing minds. Listen now and then visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more information.

Wouldn't it be splendid if Mary Poppins appeared one day with all her magic to babysit for your children? In real the world, finding the right babysitter can be a source of anxiety.


Is your baby conducting experiments? Well, if she drops peas from her high chair or loves to toss baby food across the room, than you have a little scientist. Visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more information.


Did you know there is a connection between diapers and depression? Listen to find out why. Then visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more early childhood information.

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