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Playground Safety Tips

Safe Kids Worldwide
Research community playgrounds ...
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Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: April

By Stephanie Turnbach, IDEALS Institute, and Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Here are some ideas for activities you can do with ...
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Open Water Safety Checklist

Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe when visiting rivers, ...
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A little girl is smiling while a little boy is frowning with his arms crossed.

Family Activity Time Series: Recognizing and Identifying Emotions

IDEALS Institute
Partner with families to meet school readiness goals! ...
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Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: Summer

by Stephanie Turnbach and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Families can still create great memories ...
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Pool Safety Checklist: Tips for Parents

Safe Kids Worldwide
Use these tips to keep children safe while spending time ...
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Bored Children at Home? Family Challenges Can Keep Them Busy

By Jennifer Blandford, IDEALS Institute
COVID-19: Now is the Time to Document Your Family’s Story

COVID-19: Now is the Time to Document Your Family’s Story

By Dr. Donna J. Satterlee, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Record children's feelings ...
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The Arts at Home

Ready at Five
Support your child's development by doing these art-related activities ...
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Experimenting with Music and Movement

Ready at Five
Help children discover the joy of music and movement at ...
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Young teacher with children playing music in classroom

Five Tips for Making the Most of Music at Home

By Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
Welcome to the Library with bunny, bird, mice surround by and reading books.

Maryland’s Day By Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar

By The Maryland State Library
Each month has a free, downloadable PDF calendar, as well ...
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