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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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Make sure to add story time to your baby's routine.

What You Need:

None

What To Do:


  1. Settle down in a comfortable chair and snuggle baby close to you so that he can see and feel your mouth as you speak. Offer a pacifier or other comfort items if needed.

  2. Use your imagination to weave a tale. Begin with “Once upon a time there was a little baby (insert your child’s name).” Let your imagination take the story along, using creative words and varying the tone of your voice.

  3. If baby becomes restless, you can also try signing songs or reciting nursery rhymes. These are alternative forms of storytelling with music, rhythm and rhyme.