• Take your child for a walk. Share the experience together by using all of your senses and pointing out the smells of the flowers, the feel of the wind, the sounds of birds, and the beautiful colors of nature. Each time your child uses one of his five senses, a neural connection is made in his brain.
• Read simple, fun books or tell stories with your child. Not only are reading and storytelling vital for language development, your embrace and words engage your child’s senses and help him feel closer to you.
• Play a game together. Whether it is go fish, dress-up or a treasure hunt playing games is an easy way to connect with your child and have fun at the same time. You might even build a tent and encourage your child to crawl in and out while you play hide-and-seek together.
Enjoy these moments together. It’s cliché, but totally true— kids grow up quickly, so cherish your time together!