Young children are like sponges–they may not look aware of what’s going on, but actually they are absorbing everything around them. The more you interact with them, the more their brain develops. It is really possible to have an impact on their intelligence.
Take a look at this list of tips for making your child smarter
- Everyday Ways to Support Your Baby And
Toddler’s Early Learning (PDF)
(in both English and Spanish)
- Tips for Families as Their Children’s First Teacher
- How To Create a Literate Home
Learning to communicate is an ongoing learning process during your child’s first years. Helping Your Child Learn to Talk and Let’s Talk: Encouraging Children’s Language Skills (PDF) can guide you through the process. Something as simple as talking about familiar things—daily events, outings, and stories you read together—is all you need to do to encourage language development.
You can speak and read to your child in any language, in fact, the more the better. No need to worry about confusing them. Learning multiple languages at a young age is good for the brain, and for your child’s future in our global society!
Read more about it in Dual Language Development: Double the Benefit and Learning Two Languages.
Reading Rockets’s Reading Tips for Parents from babies to third graders, are written in ten languages in addition to English.
For more information about Early Learning, please see our Resources webpage. Also check our booklist of Children’s Activity Ideas for Parents.