Brain-boosting benefits of talking every day
Talking with your 0-5 year old is a wonderful way to boost your child's language and communication skills, and it can be as easy about chatting about everyday tasks or the things you see around you at home or out and about. Learn more in this video.
When you talk, read, sing and play with your child every day, you boost their brain development, help them discover a lifelong love of learning and discovery and build their special connection with you.
It's never too early to start. Your baby may not yet be using words, but they're learning from you - especially if you respond to their sounds with words. These are your very first conversations with them! These conversations are essential for their developing brain and help it to form a strong foundation for later learning.
Learn more about the research on these back and forth (known as "serve and return") interactions between caregivers and children from Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child.
More resources to explore
These articles share fun ideas for talking with your child every day.
5 steps for brain-building serve and return. Harvard University Center on the Developing Child.
Serve and return interaction shapes brain circuitry. Harvard University Center on the Developing Child.