These 5 simple, everyday interactions make a big difference:
- Hug, sing, and laugh with your child. These simple moments help your child bond with you and promote their brain development.
- Read or explore books with your child for at least 15 minutes every day. It helps grow your child’s vocabulary and feel closer to you.
- Communicate with your child every day. Asking your child what they see through the window or counting the items in your shopping cart helps them learn new words.
- Ask your child about their day, their feelings, or invite them to tell you a story. Asking questions is an important driver of critical thinking.
- Turn it off, and tune in. There’s no substitute for the time you spend talking, playing and engaging directly with your child. So, “turn it off, and tune in.”
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- Up to double the vocabulary acquired
- Stronger early numeracy skills
- Longer attention-span
- Better self control
- Better prepared for school