Addresses parents concerns about how to prepare their child for kindergarten, what their child should be able to do, and how to support this first educational experience. Presents insights into the ways young children learn and offers helpful suggestions to create a joy for learning that will last a lifetime.
To help parents prepare their child for his or her first school experience, Dr. Bond discusses a child's first-time school attendance with a principal, pre-kindergarten teacher, and early childhood specialist.
Parenting is not easy and parents will face problems and they must be prepared to spend time and effort in trying to solve them. This program focuses on some frequently asked questions and takes a relaxed and reassuring approach to help find solutions.
Playing with toys is critical for a child's total development. This program reveals suitable toys for various age groups, criteria for selecting toys, and how parents contribute to play activities though toys.
There are more single parents than ever before and this program's goal is to socially address this issue, which has become a social reality. Good parenting in the traditional sense is a challenge, and certainly single parenting can have its difficulties. In this program Dr. Frances Bond meets with Dr. Charles Flatter to discuss issues and concerns of single parents; also two single parents share how they manage successfully in their lives.
Summer affords a wonderful time for parents to do special activities with their children. This program offers fun suggestions, such as, planting a garden, taking a walk and having a special "theme" day.
The object of this program is to support families in identifying their own set of family values and assist parents in communicating these values to their children. Dr. Frances Bond and her guests, Dr. Mary Ellen Salerlie, Past President of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Center for Values Education, Edmonia Yates, with the Maryland State Board of Education, Robert Catt and Tom Sweeney, Senior Lecturers in Education from the United Kingdom, and Claudia Johnson, a parent, explore the questions: What do we mean by family values? What are the universal values that we should be developing in our children? And how do parents develop values in their children?
The first three years are significant to a child's later development. The toddler years, between the ages of 13 and 36 months, set the stage for a child's learning, self-esteem, human relations and emotional development. This program explores these delightful, but sometimes frustrating, early years, and encourages parents' patience and understanding.