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Episodes: 131

Length: 30 min.

Grade Levels:
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A Place of Our Own

Family, friends and neighbors – everyone who takes care of young children – are child care providers. Every interaction and every activity of these adults with their charges provide valuable opportunities to help children learn and grow. A Place of Our Own shares ways for us all to help children acquire cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills, as well as nurture language and literacy development. In A Place of Our Own we highlight local and state resources for child care providers and the children in their care. We understand the complexity of America’s diverse population and represent a broad spectrum of ethnic communities and a wide range of children with special needs.

Episode Guide

1. Family Literacy

2. Family Literacy

3. Family Literacy

4. Family Literacy

5. Family Literacy

6. Age-Appropriate Play

7. Exercising for Life

8. Special Needs

9. Week in Review (Second-hand Smoke)

10. The Power of Play

11. Tantrums

12. Planning Healthy Meals

13. The Importance of Music

14. Week in Review (A Day in the Life of a Child Care provider)

15. Brain Development: The Early Years

16. Television & Learning

17. The Circle of Care

18. Recognizing Special Needs

19. Week in Review (Organizing Time)

20. Positive Discipline

21. Print Rich Development

22. Attachment and Bonding

23. Managing Anxiety

24. Week in Review (Top 5 Child Care Health Issues)

25. Reading to Infants

26. Writing Names

27. Discovering Science

28. Social Studies

29. Week in Review (Communicating with Parents)

30. Ages & Stages: Birth to 12 Months

31. Creating a Positive Environment

32. Kids & Diabetes

33. Speech & Language Delays

34. Week in Review (Lead Poisoning)

35. Family Literacy

36. Ages & Stages: 1-2

37. The Importance of Storytelling

38. Low Cost Health Services

39. Positive Discipline

40. Week in Review (Earned Income Tax Credits)

41. Ages & Stages: 2-3

42. Science in Your Home

43. Stress & Your Child

44. Autism

45. Week in Review (Tooth Decay)

46. Ages & Stages: 3-4

47. Coping with Traumatic Events

48. Computers for Learning

49. Managing Disruptive Behavior

50. Week in Review (Child-Proofing Your Home)

51. Ages & Stages: 4-5

52. Parent Activism

53. Preventing Obesity

54. Visual Impairments

55. Week in Review (Emergencies on the Road)

56. Math Activities

57. Literacy Activities

58. Helping a Child Who’s Being Picked On

59. Transitions

60. Week in Review (Family and Medical Leave Act)

61. Social Development

62. Teachable Moments

63. Importance of Art Activities

64. At-Home Activities

65. Week in Review (First Aid Kit)

66. How to Handle a Bully

67. Hearing Impairments

68. Overweight Child

69. Setting up a Small Space

70. Week in Review (Schedules for Kids of Different Ages)

71. Using Praise and Encouragement Effectively

72. Kitchen Science

73. Learning Through the Senses

74. Me and My Family: Importance of Family

75. Week in Review

76. Encouraging Honesty in Your Child

77. Building Vocabulary

78. Rough and Tumble Play

79. Most Common Types of Special Needs

80. Week in Review

81. Stress and Brain Development

82. Using Television & Internet Wisely

83. Navigating Early Care and Education

84. Touch Matters

85. Week in Review

86. Are You Encouraging Your Child to Whine?

87. Everyday Math: Much More than Numbers

88. Getting Out and About

89. Caregiver Educaiton

90. Week in Review

91. Coping with Military Deployment

92. Encourage Problem Solving

93. Learning to Care for the Earth (Our Planet)

94. Saying Goodbye

95. Week in Review

96. Promoting Resilience

97. Drawing and Literacy

98. Turning Your Child into an Investigator

99. Helping Your Child Through a Loss

100. Week in Review

101. Why Social Skills Matter


103. Helping Kids Be WIld About Books

104. Supporting The English Learner

105. Auditory Processing Disorder

106. Week in Review

107. Helping Children Retell and Act Out

108. Poetry and Language

109. Cooking to Learn

110. How to be an Advocate for Your Children

111. Week in Review

112. Talking Back Childhood

113. Movement

114. Caring for Boys v. Girls

115. How Sensory Issues Affect Your Children

116. Week in Review

117. How Words Can Affect Children

118. Speech & Language Development

119. Interactive Language

120. Allergies

121. Week in Review

122. Coping with Economic Insecurities (Emotional)

123. Financial Tips to Help Families Cope

124. Trimming Your Family’s Food Budget

125. Coping with Economic Insecurities (Care Provider)

126. Week in Review

127. Emotional Literacy

128. Activity Special

129. Environments that Encourage Positive Behavior

130. Impulse Behavior

131. Week in Review

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Find Us at the Following Events:

March 25-28: ND Assoc. of Secondary School Principals, Bismarck.
March 26:
Family Literacy Event, Rolette, ND.
March 26-28: ND Music Educators Assoc., Bismarck.
March 30: Family Literacy Event, Warwick, ND
April 10: Family Literacy Event, Devils Lake.
April 14: Family Literacy Event, Wahpeton-Breckenridge.
April 16-18: ND STEM Network Conference, Fargo, ND.
April 20: Family Literacy Event, Tate Topa, ND.
April 21: Family Literacy Event, Minnewaukan, ND.
April 23: Family Literacy Event, Dakota Prairie, McVille, ND.
April 23-25:
NDRA Reading Conference, Minot.
April 28: Family Literacy Event, Flasher, ND.
April 30: Family Literacy Event, SENDCAA, Fargo, ND.
May 29-31: Family Literacy Event at Devils Run, Devils Lake.