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ParentTips

Ready At Five's ParentTips series is designed especially for parents of young children. ParentTips provide information for building your child's skills and abilities. Just a few minutes every day will help your child be ready to succeed in school. Click on the links below to explore our ParentTips selection:

 



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Do you have an older child? If so, PARENTS COUNT can help. PARENTS COUNT provides easy-to-use information and pointers for parents to help their school-aged children.

 

Health Tips

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Car Seat Safety

PPOD - Getting Dressed

PPOD - Walking

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Bike Safety 

PPOD - Learning Body Parts

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Vision Health

PPOD - Baby Peek-A-Boo

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Toilet Training

PPOD - Drawing a Circle

PPOD - Fostering Tummy Time

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Staph Infections

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS)

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Avoiding Environmental Toxins to Assure Healthy Children

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - A Healthy Start to a Healthy Heart

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Urinary Tract Infections

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Meal Time Behavior

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Pregnancy Tips

PPOD - Attend to Story

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Growth Tips

PPOD - Point to Pictures

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Water Safety

PPOD - Healthy Eating

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Primary Care Doctors for Children

PPOD - Learning Colors

University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Premature Babies

PPOD - Talk with your Pediatrician about Development

 

The Arts

Using Props

Inspiring Play Through Stories

Playing Creatively

Experimenting with Music and Movement 

Dancing and Moving Creatively

Building Listening Skills

Exploring Sounds

Making Music

Talking About Art

Discovering Color, Pattern, Shape, & Texture

Getting Creative in the Visual Arts

Exploring the Arts

 

Physical Development

Keeping Your Child Healthy and Safe

Teaching Self-Help Skills

Nurturing Agility, Awareness, and Flexibility

Building Endurance and Strength

Promoting Eye-Hand Coordination

Moving With Balance and Control

Developing the Small Muscles

Building the Large Muscles

Get Moving!

Learning About the Body & How It Moves

Encouraging Healthy Eating

Helping Your Child Grow Strong & Healthy

 

Social and Emotional Development

Help Your Child Learn Problem Solving Skills

Help Your Child Learn to Make Choices

Encouraging Independent Behavior

Play and Talk with Your Child

Understanding and Talking about Feelings

Help Your Child Learn Friendship Skills

Having Successful Play Dates

Responding to Challenging Behaviors

Establishing Routines

Help Your Child Make Smooth Transitions

Help Your Child Develop Personal and Social Responsibility

Developing Rules

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Scientific Thinking

Discovering Science

Asking Questions and Making Guesses

Using Our Senses

Practicing Science

Learning about People

Living Things

Everything Grows

Exploring Our Earth

Saving Our Environment

Wondering About Weather

Exploring Space

Everything Moves

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Mathematical Thinking

Involve Your Child in "Doing Mathematics"

Using Mathematical Words and Phrases

Learning about Numbers and Value

Learning how to Identify Shapes

Comparing or Contrasting: Are They the Same or Different?

Seeing Patterns

Learning to Sort

Children Can Classify

Fun with Sequencing: Putting Things in Order

Fun with Measuring

Introducing Mathematical Tools

Making Math Fun

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Healthy Development

Health Care for Your Child

Working with Your Child's Doctor

Keeping Your Child Healthy

Helping Your Child Grow

Getting Along

Healthy Eating

Getting Ready for School

Choosing Good Child Care

Healthy Habits for Your Child

Keeping Your Child Safe

A Safe Home for Your Child

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Language & Literacy Development

Help Your Child Learn to Listen

Talking with Your Child

Learning about Sounds: Rhyming and Singing

Learning about Books and Print

Learning New Words

Understanding Books and Stories

Learning about Letters and Words

Learning to Love Books

Expressing Ideas through Writing

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A Year's Worth of Ways to Help Your Child Learn

A Year's Worth of Ways to Help Your Child Learn

Help Your Child Learn to Listen

Help Your Child Learn to Talk

Help Your Child Learn to Read

Help Your Child Learn to Write

Help Your Child Understand Numbers

Help Your Child See Shapes and Patterns

Help Your Child Figure Things Out

Help Your Child Measure and Compare

Help Your Child Observe and Explore

Help Your Child Use Tools to Discover

Help Your Child Discover and Compare

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The Early Years Matter!

Your Child Learns First from You

Build Your Child's Brainpower

What Does "Ready for School" Mean?

Know how Your Child Grows

Help Your Child to Grow Healthy and Strong

Help Your Child Get Along with Others

Support Your Child's Physical Changes

Help Your Child Learn to Communicate

Help Your Child Learn about People

Help Your Child Learn about Numbers and Patterns

Help Your Child Learn to Discover

Help Your Child Be Creative

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voices from the field

miracle8 month old Miracle Annie-Pearl enjoyed the BSO Music Box Series "Life in the Water" on June 15th at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall