Child Development Tips and News for Different Ages

Infants and Toddlers

Find a range of ideas for parents of babies and toddlers, including child development, helpful parenting tips, and fun ideas for making the most of your time with your little one.

Find breastfeeding support groups and Maryland moms' clubs and play groups in our Parent Support section.

Preschool

Preschoolers are active, engaged and ready to learn. Check here for news and ideas about preschool child development, helpful parenting tips, and fun ideas for making the most of your time with preschool-age kids, ages 3-5.

Looking for a preschool? Check out our Maryland Preschool and Kindergarten Directory with education programs for early learning in Anne Arundel, Howard, Calvert and Prince George's counties, plus Kent Island areas. Find additional resources for parents in our Parent Support section.

Elementary School

During the elementary school years, big kids can help cook, clean and take care of pets. But family schedules get busy, with homework and after-school activities. Parents also may wonder about possible behavior or learning problems.

Here you'll find all kinds of ideas for parents of elementary age kids, including child development, helpful parenting tips, and fun ideas for parents of elementary-age big kids, 5-10 years.

Also check out our Maryland Private School Directory, Enrichment Activities Directory, Summer Day Camps in Maryland, Overnight Camps and other tips and advice about sending your kids to camp.

Middle School

Tweens and younger teens start to face new pressures, including social, academic and physical changes. From bullying to boundary testing, friendship upheavals to dating interest, young teens -- and their parents -- navigate new challenges.

Find tips and advice -- and good news -- about parenting tweens and middle schoolers. Find out about opportunities for middle schoolers. Help them navigate this new, and exciting, stage of their lives and lay a firm foundation for their high school and young adult years.

Also check out the high school section for more tips for parents of teens.

High School

High school teens explore and discover their interests as they grow into young adults. It's exciting to watch and see their passions. But it can also be a bit nerve-wracking as they push their boundaries. Driving, dating and other distractions compete with college preparation and post-high school planning.

in this section parents of teenagers will find tips, advice and ideas for guiding and involving teens. Even though you feel as if teens aren't listening, you do still have some influence.

We also celebrate many of the positive ways teens are helping in our communities. From Annapolis to Columbia, Baltimore to Washington, D.C., teens can and do make a difference.

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @10:00AM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:00PM
Celestial Event of the Century, Baltimore
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Back-to-School Bingo, Annapolis
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Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
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Music from Around the World, Baltimore
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Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
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