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The First Five Years: Communication

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Maryland Family Network
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From the day they're born, children communicate in many ways. For example, crying can mean  boredom, hunger or pain depending on the pitch and volume. The national nonprofit Zero to Three has some tips to help parents encourage language development in babies.

Those tips include: Reinforce your child's communication, talk with your child and listen  too, narrate your time together, and be a good role model. 

To learn more about this and other early childhood topics, visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org

Linnea Anderson is tenured and talented broadcaster and voice over artist with deep roots in Central Maryland. For years she was co-host of the nightly, Baltimore -based and nationally syndicated Evening Magazine on WJZ-TV. On this half-hour program, Anderson interviewed the likes of George Carlin, Muhammad Ali and Jack Lemmon as well as Baltimoreans of all stripes providing insight and local flavor to her adopted hometown. Prior to that she was a news anchor, reporter and producer in multiple markets including Baltimore, Charleston, WV and Louisville, KY.