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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 ...
graphic of boy fishing with the words, dissect a flower

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? ...
Mother helps girl with her life jacket

Open Water Safety Checklist

Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe when visiting rivers, ...
Title of infographic, Fun Ideas for family engagement Summer

Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: Summer

The IDEALS Institute
Create great memories that will last a lifetime ...
Five Tips for Making the Most of Music at Home

Five Tips for Making the Most of Music at Home

By Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
Get into the Groove: Promote Children's Development! ...
The backs of three young children in goggles and arm floats sitting on the edge of a pool

Pool Safety Checklist: Tips for Parents

Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe ...
Playground Safety Tips2

Playground Safety Tips

Safe Kids Worldwide
Keep children safe at the playground ...
Family Activity Time Series Recognizing and Identifying Emotions featuring sad and happy faces.

Family Activity Time Series: Recognizing and Identifying Emotions

IDEALS Institute
Name that Feeling: Help Children Identify Emotions ...
Maryland's Day-By-Day Calendar featuring animals.

Maryland’s Day-By-Day Calendar

By The Maryland State Library
Download this free Family Literacy Activity Forever Calendar ...
Family Literacy Bags For Educators featuring grandfather reading to granddaughters

Family Literacy Bag Materials For Educators

Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
Download samples of family literacy bag themes for your program ...
USDA Grow it, Try it, Like it

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care

USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Garden-based nutrition education in family child care settings ...
Illustration of a smiling cartoon tooth reading a book

Oral Health Books for Children

Maryland Dental Action Coalition
Encourage healthy oral habits that will last a lifetime ...

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