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Young children learn through play. When young children are actively involved in their own learning and having fun at it, they learn better. You can support their learning by engaging them playfully in everyday activities. The activities on our site are based on everyday experiences, use materials commonly found in the home, and most importantly designed to encourage children’s healthy development in all areas (physical, social emotional, language and literacy, and cognitive).

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infant thrive on positive interaction with adults. Here is a way to support your child's development.

What You Need:

None

What To Do:


  1. Make eye contact with baby (about 10 inches from her face) Say, “Hi Malia, look at mama.”

  2. Move your face in a variety of direction: slowly up, down, left, then right. Be sure to begin and end each move directly in front of her face.

  3. If she reaches for your face, move closer and let her touch you.

  4. Next, cover your face with your hands and pause.

  5. Then pull your hands slowly away, revealing a different facial expression each time, (e.g., excited, surprised, tired, sad, funny).

  6. Talk to your baby after making your facial expression, ask “Did you like that face?”