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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I promise to devote at least 15 minutes to my little one everyday transforming everyday moments, such as meals, walks in the neighborhood, and putting them to bed, in opportunities to stimulate their brain. Please send me tips and ideas on how to make every moment a learning moment.
- Up to double the vocabulary acquired
- Stronger early numeracy skills
- Longer attention-span
- Better self control
- Better prepared for school