Every time a parent or caregiver has a positive, engaging verbal interaction with a child—whether it is talking, singing, or reading—neural connections of all kinds are strengthened within the child’s rapidly growing brain.

  • let children choose what they want to play with
  • let children use toys and materials in lots of different ways
  • let children pick up sticks and natural materials outside and use them for art projects or other fun activities
  • have fun, play with your children