Spring Break: Games and Gardening

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Delivering Support to Families with Young Learners

B-I-N-G-O! Self-Care Wins!


Do you need a reminder to make sure you are taking care of yourself? Want to practice self-care but feeling unsure about how to do it?

Play Self-Care BINGO! As you go through your day and your week, mark off a square each time you complete one.  Make sure to have a prize for yourself!

To use this printable, simply click here and download the file. Print it out on your favorite paper and try to do one activity whenever you can.

Hug yourself and compassion

You Got This! Show Yourself Some Compassion

Compassion means we care about others, treat them with kindness, and feel a strong desire to help people in need. Self-compassion is good for us, and for our children. When we are kind to ourselves, it is easier to be kind to others. When you are kind to yourself, you can cope with stress better, and protect your child from stress.

Check out four easy ways how to show yourself compassion and how to help your child's compassion grow.

Spring Garden

The Family Seed Challenge

Tomatoes, watermelon, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, oh my! It’s the spring planting season and the perfect opportunity to start a healthier lifestyle. Teach children the value of growing their food by planting a family veggie garden.

Discover nutrition tips, fun and creative recipes, and more with The MFE Nutrition Collection at https://marylandfamiliesengage.org/.

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Will Your Child Be Ready for School?

Research shows the first five years of a child’s life build an important foundation for how children succeed in school and life. Choose child care that engages with your family, is respectful of your culture and language, is sensitive to your child’s unique needs, and promotes a love of learning. 

Visit Maryland EXCELS Find a Program to search for quality-rated family child care homes, child care centers and public prekindergarten programs.

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