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Activities to Support Healthy Brain Development

Social/Emotional Learning

  • Encourage your baby to wave to other people when riding in the cart at the grocery store.
  • Look at your child eye-to-eye as you speak to him. Making eye contact helps keep your child's attention focused, and begins to build healthy attachment relationships.
  • Invite others to read stories with your child.
  • Sit feet-to-feet with legs apart your toddler. Push balls of different sizes back and forth, and the increase the distance between you. Discuss how you are sharing the ball.
  • Encourage your child to express himself freely and creatively with art materials. To encourage creative expression, try to introduce projects where the child can’t copy what the adult has made.
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