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.

  • In the car, sing the ABC song, numbers, or other nursery rhymes. You can make up silly songs using words your child knows.
  • Sing songs at bath time and when taking walks.
  • Create fun ways to sing about numbers or shapes together.
  • Create music and a marching band with pots and pans and spoons!