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As a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) resource, the Maryland Families Engage website was designed to help build a community of support for those who care for and work with children. Our database of resources contains links to child development, family engagement initiatives, mental health, nutrition, literacy and more. You can sort these resources by topics and share your findings with families, friends and colleagues.

Have an event you’d like to promote to teachers, providers, parents and families? Found a great resource you’d like to share with others? Feel free to submit your events or resources through the links on the appropriate pages.

RESOURCES


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Ways for Families to Engage Children in Nature

by Theresa Lutz and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Why is it important for children to bond with nature? ...
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Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: Summer

by Stephanie Turnbach and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Create great memories that will last a lifetime ...
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Open Water Safety Checklist

Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe when visiting rivers, ...

EVENTS

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Mon Aug 15

Take & Make: Host a Family Game Night

Looking for some at-home fun?
Tue Aug 16

Pajama Party Storytime

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and listen to stories before bed.
Tue Aug 16

STEM-tastic: Exploring the Ocean

Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science experiments.
Wed Aug 17

Makerspace Tabletop Challenge (Grades K-5)

Try a new tabletop challenge every week!

NEWS

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Summer’s Grand Finale: 11 Tips to Hook Children on Fishing

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Encourage children to bond with nature through fishing ...
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Kindergarten Preparedness: The Importance of Relationships and Child Engagement

By Alan Guttman, IDEALS Institute
How do I prepare my child for kindergarten? ...
Go Ahead and Get Bored: Why is Play so Important?

Go Ahead and Get Bored: Why is Play so Important?

By Cheryl Simpson, Pure Play Every Day, Inc.
According to experts, play is our best resource for family ...

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