5B45

Sylvia Lam with her children. (KSL TV)...
Aley Davis

Free Sparkler app helps Utah parents track their young child’s developmental milestones

It’s well known parenthood doesn't come with an instruction manual — or at least it hasn't, until now. The Help Me Grow Utah program introduced a new app to help parents along the way.
2 months ago
Alyssa McBride is the mother of three children. After her youngest son, Jack, was born, she started...
Aley Davis

Teaching children to regulate emotions early is essential to future success, experts say 

Teaching kids how to regulate emotions early is essential to future success.
3 months ago
The Department of Cultural and Community Engagement's STEM for Milo + Friends....
Debbie Worthen

Utah STEM program aims to help parents prepare children for success with conversation cards

When it comes to preparing your child for kindergarten, there is one score that experts now say can determine all kinds of life success, and it's not reading. It's math.
5 months ago
An educator reading to young kids at the Salt Lake City Library....
Debbie Worthen

Experts say 1,000 books before kindergarten helps develop a love for reading

A Utah program is aiming to foster an appreciation for literature for early cognitive development by getting kids to read 1,000 books before kindergarten.
6 months ago
For every parent of young kids, it's no secret, "sharing" isn't something that comes naturally for ...
Debbie Worthen

For children, sharing isn’t easy, but it’s an important part in their social development

For every parent of young kids, it's no secret, "sharing" isn't something that comes naturally for most children. But it's an important part of their social development.
7 months ago
Meghan Ballard shows her three-year-old games on the IPad....
Ashley Moser

Balancing screen time with small children: Consider content, not time experts say

When it comes to letting your young children use iPads, computers, or your phone, how much technology is too much? 
12 months ago
Elsie and Evelyn Wong...
Ashley Moser

Kindergarten teacher gives tips on preparing your little one starting school in the fall

With summer just around the corner, parents may be wondering what activities they can do with their little ones to gear up for kindergarten in the fall.
1 year ago
Alexis McComb reads with her daughter...
Ashley Moser

Everyday tips to make reading fun and engaging for young children

Reading is essential for a child's development, but it can be a struggle to get them to engage with books. 
1 year ago
Ella Stoddard packs gift bags for children...
Ashley Moser

5B45: Teaching children empathy through regular service projects

When the Stoddard family learned about the nearly 14,000 students in Salt Lake City schools who don’t know where their next meal will come from, they knew they needed to help.
1 year ago
Noah and Riley Fullmer with their mother, Barb Fullmer, while they create their Gratitude Tree. (KS...
Ashley Moser

‘Gratitude Tree’ helps toddlers express love while learning how to write

Utah family uses a creative activity to help young children practice reading and writing, while learning about love and gratitude.
2 years ago
FILE: Kathy Dalton takes time to teach her kids about nature while they explore the outdoors. (Sour...
Ashley Moser

Nature can help your little ones learn how to count

Preschool directors for the Stokes Nature Center say one of the best and easiest ways to teach your little ones how to count is by going on a walk.
2 years ago
Back to school brings changes in routines which can be hard for them to navigate. In this 5B45 repo...
Ashley Moser

Help your child ease into new routines by communicating what’s to come

We all know change can be difficult, but it can be especially challenging for our little ones. Back to school brings changes in routines which can be hard for them to navigate. In this 5B45 report, a childhood development expert offers some advice.
2 years ago
Audie Quinn, 3, has been going to classes at Kindermusik with his mom for the last nine months. (KS...
Ashley Moser

Music helps to ignite all areas of child development

Getting about a dozen toddlers to focus is not as difficult as you would expect when music is involved.
2 years ago
Childhood development experts say simple tasks like trips to the grocery store and cooking dinner a...
Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Use everyday activities to teach your young children how to talk, read and count

Childhood development experts say simple tasks like trips to the grocery store and cooking dinner are perfect opportunities to teach your young children vital skills.
2 years ago
FILE: Last year, Rachel Love instantly started home-schooling her kids like many other working moms...
Ashley Moser

Childhood development experts say ‘messy play’ is important for babies and toddlers

While a parent’s instinct may be to clean up the chaos, experts say letting them get dirty as they play and explore the world is key to their development.
2 years ago
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Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Reading diverse and inclusive books teaches children empathy, experts say

Fenise Dort recognizes the power of a good book. which is why see brings her three young grandchildren to the Orem Public Library every week.
2 years ago
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Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Children can still feel love through screen time interactions, experts say 

For young children, after two years of the pandemic, more of their interactions have been on a screen than in-person.
2 years ago
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Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Riverton mom says easiest way to teach children love is through service

There are many ways to teach your little ones about love, but Zoie Farmer believes the best and easiest of them all, is through service. 
3 years ago
Sylvia Espinoza reads with her daughter Edith. (KSL TV)...
Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Reading with children in a native language is key to bilingual learning 

Reading with your young ones every day is one of the best ways to build connections in their brains and with family. Studies have shown why it’s even more important to read books written in the same language that is spoken at home. 
3 years ago
Children at the Creative Learning Academy of Utah gather for mealtime. (KSL TV)...
Aley Davis & Ashley Moser, KSL TV

How to turn mealtime into a brain building activity for young children

Eating foods loaded with vitamins and nutrients is important for brain development in young children, but child education experts say there's even more you can do in the kitchen to make it a meaningful experience.
3 years ago
Sophie Longueville Leifson practices counting fruit snacks with her three-year-old son, Liam. She a...
Aley Davis

Teaching Children To Count Before They Start Kindergarten Gives Them Life-Long Skills

If little children, five years old and younger, have been learning numbers and counting in the home, experts said they will be better prepared for the classroom. One Orem mother shared how she takes advantage of everyday activities to teach her son.
3 years ago
Miriam Martin says her kids’ favorite thing to do right now is play ‘store’ or ‘restaurant....
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Play Is Essential To Children’s Brain Development, Experts Say

Parents have a big responsibility in the early years teaching a child to talk, read and county, but child development specialists say play is equally important and often overlooked.
3 years ago
Lisa Hackwell with Neighborhood House says little kids zero to five-years-old are like little spong...
Aley Davis

Talking To Children Is Critical For Brain Development, No Matter What Language Is Spoken

A child's vocabulary grows every single day, making it important for parents to talk with their children as often as possible, no matter what language they speak at home.
3 years ago
Erica and Seth Richardson love reading to their three little kids. They say it stimulates their you...
Aley Davis

Reading To Young Children Stimulates Brain Development, Creates Nurturing Environment

Research from the 5B45 initiative showed the more words little children were exposed to, especially before they turn five-years-old, the better. Experts said reading not only builds their brains, but helps a child feel nurtured and loved.
3 years ago

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