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Talk to your Baby
Talking to your baby is one of the most important ways you can help build your baby’s brain. This may seem surprising, or at least not obvious. After all, infants cannot talk and they do not seem to understand much. However, talking, reading and singing help your baby:
New science tells us that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning. Every time we connect with them, it’s not just their eyes that light up—it’s their brains too. In these moments, half a million neurons ﬁre at once, taking in all the things we say and do. We can’t see it happening, but it’s all there, all at work. That’s why Vroom is here.
Vroom turns shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it’s mealtime, bathtime, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children's growing minds.
Talk with me Baby
The number of loving words a baby hears in the first three years of life makes a big difference. Talking with your baby helps grow your baby’s brain. Learn how early exposure to language can help a child build vocabulary, communicate better with adults, be ready for kindergarten and develop an essential life skill: the ability to read by the end of third grade.
Let's Play! is a free parenting app from ZERO TO THREE with fun activities, organized by age and routine, for parents to use to support their young child's early learning. With Let’s Play! you can:
Search activities by age (0-18 months, 18-36 months, and 3-5 years), tag favorites, and share activities via social media. All of the activities reflect children’s typical skills at each age and are designed to support development in the context of play and family routines. Download the FREE app below.
What is Ready4K? Text messages to boost your child's learning. Developed by educational researchers, Ready4K is an evidence-based text messaging program for parents of children from birth to 3rd grade, provided at no cost. Each week, you will receive fun facts and easy tips to boost your child’s learning. Ready4K activities build on the things that you already do with your child -- like getting your child dressed, meal time, and bath time -- to make boosting your child’s learning fast, fun, and easy. The research behind Ready4K shows that receiving fun facts and easy tips can significantly increase children’s learning.
FREE for both parents and organizations.
An early childhood development company, founded by a pediatric occupational therapist for parents, therapists, pediatricians and anyone trying to give a child the best start possible.
Leafsnap: An Electronic Field Guide
Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. The free mobile apps use visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. They contain beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruits, petioles, seeds and bark.
Use the ACTIVEkids app to find FUN local activities, read and share health & fitness articles all for your kids.
Search the largest activity app for kids on the planet for FUN activities and register directly from your mobile device. Select your child's favorite activities and receive a tailored list of related camps, clinics and events in your area that your kid will love.