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The First Five Years

Wednesdays at 4:32 pm
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"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.

Alternative Facts

Mar 8, 2017

Lies, fibs, tall tales, or shall we say “alternative facts.” Whatever you want to call them, it’s a natural part of a child’s development to experiment with the truth. But they need you to guide them.

Baby Box

Mar 6, 2017

Boxes are the latest trend. You can subscribe to have a box deliver your meals. There’s one with razors and organic shaving cream. And one with new desserts to try. Now there’s a box that saves baby’s lives.

What if just one year could change your life? It can. If it happens at an early age.

Lucky 13

Feb 15, 2017

The lucky number when it comes to early childhood? Thirteen. Find out why!

Sing for Success

Feb 8, 2017

Singing to your baby writes a score that prepares a child’s brain for future language and communication skills. Listen now!

Count With Me

Feb 1, 2017

Count with me.

Simply counting objects out loud while playing with your youngster can add up to big benefits later on. Listen to find out why.

Focus on this.

Vision problems are increasingly common among children. Canadian researchers have found a way to drastically reduce the likely hood of children developing vision issues. Hint: It’s outside.

Don’t let cold weather stop your children from spending time outside. Contrary to what you may think, exposure to cold weather is beneficial to a little one’s health and development.

There are alternatives to suspension and expulsion. Especially when it comes to very young children. Listen to find out more.

Who will your child become? That’s a concern for many parents. Duke University researchers may have a clue. Listen now!

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