The activities that you and your child enjoy together build your relationship.
Talk: When you talk with your child, you are communicating your love for her. Show her your interest in what she likes and praise and encourage her efforts. Let her know what you want her to learn from you. Remember that talking includes listening to what she has to say! Ask her questions about what she is seeing or hearing. Let her know you appreciate her ideas and imagination.
Read: Reading is a wonderful activity that builds closeness between a parent and child. Establish a daily routine of reading together. Hold your child on your lap to let him know he is loved, that you want to be with him, that you value the time you spend together.
Sing: Singing is a great way to have fun with your little one. It also stimulates brain development for language and thinking. Singing also conveys your love, whether it’s a lullaby or a funny song about fingers and toes. As your child gets older, you can sing together.
Laugh together: Enjoying each other and laughing together make your relationship with your child something both of you look forward to.