Your baby’s brain is developing at an amazing speed—and you play an important role. Your love and attention stimulate your baby’s brain to grow and make connections. By reading, talking, and playing with your baby every day, you help your baby build the skills and understanding that will be the foundation for his or her success in life.
- Reading helps babies develop important language skills and learn sounds, speech patterns, and words.
- Talking to babies helps them learn to talk long before they say their first words.
- Singing helps build security and confidence.
- Playing helps babies learn to solve problems, communicate, and get along with others.
Best of all, these activities communicate your love. Reading, talking, and playing help build a strong relationship between you and your baby. Your smiles, laughter, and attention bring you closer together.
The payoff for this investment of your time and love is huge: children who read, talk, and play every day with their parents and caregivers are healthier, happier, and smarter—for life