READ, TALK, SING, WRITE, PLAY.
Parents build the foundation for a child’s success. From birth to age five, a child’s brain shapes itself from the stimulation of each new experience. By age six, a child’s brain is almost 90 percent of its adult size.
By spending time every day doing five simple, but powerful, activities together — reading, talking, singing, writing and playing --- parents dramatically increase their children’s ability to succeed.
These five activities build brain connections and the capability to develop early literacy skills — the skills needed to begin kindergarten ready to learn to read. Doing these simple activities every day is the most important thing you can do.
Give your child plenty of opportunities to talk and be listened to, to read and be read to, to sing and be sung to, to draw and write for fun, and to play with you and others.
Talk to us or follow our other programs about how to use these five activities every day with your baby, toddler, and preschooler.