Updated: Mar 25
From birth (starting in pregnancy), brain connections are built through a child's everyday experiences – by positive interactions with their parents and caregivers and by using their senses to interact with the world around them.
This powerful 8-minute video has some critical points to connect and play. (watch right to the end)
The five key attributes:
1- Connection - face-to-face back and forth interactions (server and return).
2- Talking: - talking to baby starts in the womb. Let them hear your voice. Explain what you are doing or looking at. Copy baby's sounds and facial expressions.
3- Playing - play is essential for all areas of growth and development. You are baby's best and most important toy. Delight in your baby! (you can never give too much joy, love, and time).
4- A healthy home – this is a home that provides love and connection.
5- Community – your support team, friends, and family!
Uninterrupted interactions, play, delight, and connection with your child in the first five years
(even starting in pregnancy) are key to a healthy brain, emotional and physical growth.