This Father’s Day, we’re celebrating dads and the big impact they have in our children’s lives! For the past few years, scientists have been discovering more and more about the positive influence dads can have on their little ones’ development.
Research shows that engaging young children in language-rich interactions such as talking, reading and singing every day can boost their brain and language development. We’ve partnered with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the National Head Start Association and the National Association for Family Child Care to create Strive for 5!, a new national program designed to equip early educators with unique bilingual (English/Spanish) tools and resources to create language-rich environments for young children.
This week we are celebrating mothers and the special bond they share with their babies, which plays an enormous role in children’s early development. Maternal bonds help children build a strong sense of safety and self-esteem, which are vital to healthy social-emotional development.
Did you know that you can talk, read and sing about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with your little ones from the moment they are born? Young children are naturally curious about the world around them and you can help them learn STEM concepts and words–simply by talking about your discoveries together.