The First Five Years

Wednesdays at 4:32 pm
Hosted by: Linnea Anderson

"The First Five Years" is a weekly program presented by Maryland Family Network.  The series is focused on the extraordinary developmental period from birth to age five. "The First Five Years" highlights the challenges and opportunities related to nurturing young children and helping them build a solid foundation for success in school and in life.

“The First Five Years” is made possible with major support from the M& T Charitable Foundation. 

You can listen to an archive of past episodes of "The First Five Years" here.



First Five Years
6:16 pm
Thu August 20, 2015

First Five Years: The Science of Reading

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 for more information.

First Five Years
2:27 pm
Thu August 13, 2015

First Five Years: Adventures in Babysitting

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.

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First Five Years
3:18 pm
Wed August 5, 2015

First Five Years: Baby Scientists

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 for more information.

First Five Years
5:00 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

First Five Years: Diapers and Depression

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

First Five Years
12:00 am
Wed July 22, 2015

First Five Years: Positive Parenting

Just how important are the first years of life? Well researchers have found further evidence that the type of emotional support a child receives as a baby and toddler, can shape educational outcomes and relationships as an adult.

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