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.

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The First Five Years
4:38 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

The First Five Years: Turning Nightmares into Sweet Dreams

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Nightmares can be triggered by a number of things. It’s important to take the time to listen and comfort your child as she experiences this important but sometimes scary milestone.     

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The First Five Years
4:08 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

The First Five Years: Anxiety in Children

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Anxiety is a normal part of life, even for young children. It’s especially common when children are separated from parents for the first time. But for some children the symptoms continue and may get worse. Find out what you need to know to make sure your child’s anxiety isn’t interfering with her development and happiness. 

The First Five Years
4:47 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

The First Five Years: Kindergarten Readiness

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Are you ready for kindergarten? It won’t be long until your preschooler is ready to start kindergarten. This can be challenging for both children and parents. Start planning now to help make the transition a smooth one.

The First Five Years
4:38 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

The First Five Years: Social Competency

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Are you raising a social child? Parents want to help children grow up to feel confident and secure. But the markers of social competency in young children can be hard to spot. But there are signs to look for. Listen now to find out more.

The First Five Years
7:30 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

The First Five Years: Routines

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Ever wish you could take a break from the routine? Well, for very young children routines build a sense of security and self-confidence. They may also help children do better in school and be more successful adults.

The First Five Years
4:30 am
Wed August 20, 2014

The First Five Years: EXCELS

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The First Five Years
4:32 am
Tue August 12, 2014

The First Five Years: LOCATE Child Care

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Reliable child care is just a phone call away. Take the time to make the right choice—the first five years last forever. 

Early childhood development occurs rapidly, so choosing a reliable care provider is critically important. LOCATE: Child Care, a FREE phone referral service of Maryland Family Network, can help you make the right choice.

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The First Five Years
5:00 am
Wed August 6, 2014

The First Five Years: Healthy Eating

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Got a picky eater at home? Relax. It's not uncommon for young children to turn down a new food up to 15 times before they even try it. Zero to Three has some ideas that may help around your dinner table.

The First Five Years
4:08 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

The First Five Years: Get Moving

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Young children are naturally active. So if we give them plenty of room and opportunity to move, they’ll literally jump at the chance. Children who exercise are healthier physically and emotionally. Listen for some ways to get the kids in your life moving towards a lifetime of fitness.   

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The First Five Years
4:41 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

The First Five Years: Emergency Preparedness

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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.

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