What parents and families do in the first few years really matters for a child’s future. The new United Way Born Learning Academy helps families learn the hands-on skills they need to help their child succeed in school, work and life.
Learn what makes your baby happy. Whether it’s singing, swinging or following your fingers, give your baby fun experiences.
Turn an errand into a fun learning game that helps your child make sense of the surrounding world. If your child likes trucks, look for trucks as you drive and see who can yell “truck” first.
When cooking, encourage your child to help. For example, if a recipe calls for 3 eggs, ask her to get 3 eggs from the fridge. She’ll feel like she’s helping and counting will help develop her math skills.