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3 Simple Tips for Families to Support Children’s Language and Literacy Development at Home

By Lisa Ann Dickinson, The Goddard School in Owings Mills
Help children to understand that words have meanings ...
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A young girl reads a library book to a dog

Furry Listeners Encourage Young Readers

By Karyn Spellman, IDEALS Institute
Read to a dog at your local library ...
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Teach Children Coping Skills with Acts of Gratitude

Teach Children Coping Skills with Acts of Gratitude

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Encourage children to focus on the good things in life ...
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The DRU Judy Center Helps Parents Establish Bedtime Routines

The DRU Judy Center Helps Parents Establish Bedtime Routines

By Malkia “Kia” McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Although the focus was on bedtime, there were no pajamas, ...
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Tortoise and Hare approach finish line for library feature article

A Smorgasbord of Possibilities: How Maryland Libraries Activate Lifelong Learning for Families

By Carrie Sanders, Maryland State Library, and Dorothy Stoltz, Carroll County Public Library
How does a deliberate and steady pace look to help ...
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Hispanic Heritage Month: A Celebration of History and Culture with Family

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Celebration of History and Culture with Family

By Julia Chavez
As a Cuban American, what does Hispanic Heritage Month mean ...
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Gentle Transition Tips for parents of young children - ayoung girl holds her parent's hand and looks up to them as they walk into a classroom

Gentle Transitions: Signs Reminding Parents Are Everywhere

By Tresa Hanna and Malkia “Kia” McLeod
Before taking on any transition, take a moment and breathe ...
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boy with his father catches his first fish

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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Boy wearing lab coat stands with arms crossed in front of a table with beakers filled with colored liquid

Kindergarten Preparedness: The Importance of Relationships and Child Engagement

By Alan Guttman, IDEALS Institute
How do I prepare my child for kindergarten? ...
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