|Our friends at Vroom have lots of simple activities for how on building your child’s brain.|
These activities will spark a brain building interaction between you and your child that is joyful, engaging, and full of learning! Each activity is paired with an explanation that highlights the science behind the interaction to help you understand why the exchange matters.
Activities will help you to engage in interactions that are the Brain Building Basics:
Children use their eyes to learn. See what catches your child's eye and talk about it. Or connect eye-to-eye, then smile, chat, hug, or make funny faces!
Young children learn best when you follow their lead. Tune into your child's words, sounds, ideas, and movements! Then respond with your own words and actions.
Children's brains light up when you talk, sing, or make sounds back and forth with them. So chat about your day, food, and what's around you, or string sounds together for a fun conversation.
Children learn from taking turns when you play, talk, or explore. After they go, take your turn. Then repeat: they go, you go, they go, you go!
Children's brains grow strong when you help them stretch their learning further. Keep a moment going: ask your child a question that starts with what, when, where, how, or why!