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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:

Look

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!

Follow

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.

Chat

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.

Take Turns

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!

Stretch

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!

  • Age Range 0 - 2
  • Age Range 0.5 - 5
  • Age Range 1 - 3
  • Age Range 2 - 5
  • Age Range 3 - 5
  • Age Range 4 - 5

About Vroom

Vroom is based on the belief that all parent have what it takes to be a brain-builder. We know that all parents want to be good parents, no matter their background or socio-economic status. Vroom highlights what parents are doing right and encourages more of it.

For more information about Vroom visit Vroom.org

About CoLab - Collaborate for Kids

CoLab's vision is that young children in Australia develop, learn and thrive so they can build a better future for themselves and their communities.

CoLab was launched in 2017 through a partnership between Telethon Kids and the Minderoo Foundation.

CoLab is made possible by Minderoo's founding commitment to ensure every Australian child gets the best possible start in life.