The 27th September marks the return of Dak li Jgħodd. Produced and presented by Claire Agius Ordway, Season 4 will offer a wealth of information for anyone preparing to start a family and those who are expecting the arrival of their new baby. It’s also a guide for parents and guardians who are responsible for raising children in their first few years of life.

Recent research has confirmed that the first five years are fundamentally important and crucial to the development of a child’s brain. Early experiences provide the base for the brain’s organisational development and its functioning throughout life. These years have a direct impact on how children develop learning skills, as well as social and emotional abilities which they will carry throughout their lives.

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Babies and young children learn and develop rapidly when they receive attention, encouragement and mental stimulation, as well as nutritious meals and good health care. They especially need love, affection and nurturing to develop a sense of trust and security that turns into confidence as they grow.

Understanding the stages of child development helps parents know what to expect and how to best support their child as they grow and develop.

Claire firmly believes that all children have the right to grow up in an environment which enables them to reach their full potential in life, and Dak li Jgħodd consistently strives to inform and educate in this regard. One of the most rewarding aspects of the programme is the ongoing feedback she receives from her viewers via email or messages through the Dak li Jgħodd Facebook page.



“It really is a privilege that parents and caregivers trust us to help them with the difficulties or challenges they encounter. We welcome and actually encourage our viewers to send in their ideas and suggestions. I think that the direct contact we maintain with our viewers contributes to the show’s success. To us, the greatest satisfaction is derived from being able to plan the content of each episode with our audience’s requests in mind. After a few days of rest in summer, preparations for the new season began almost immediately. As a team, we’re certain that the love and passion we put into our work will be transmitted to all.”

Image credit: Gianfranco Stellini


Don’t miss Dak li Jgħodd every Tuesday at 5.30pm on ONE. For more information, visit the Dak Li Jgħodd website.