Did you know that a smile can make a world of difference? When it comes to your child’s growing brain, relationships and interactions are at the heart of success.
When your baby wriggles and coos, and mom touches and smiles back, that natural interaction is more important than you might imagine. By interacting and responding with one another, parents and their newborns are working together to build new synapses in the child’s brain.
Early interactions influence your baby’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. When those interactions are caring and nurturing, filled with mutual response and activity, the young brain builds its own expectations of how to approach the world in a positive and engaging way.
Talking, reading, singing, and even playing peek-a-boo are easy ways to help
In fact, positive early relationships not only help create a healthy brain, they help your child build the emotional reserves necessary to deal with stress and the challenges they will encounter as they grow and interact with others.
Would you like to learn more? In January, you can attend The Growing Brain Webinar online to learn more about how you can impact your child’s brain growth and overall development in the first years of life.
Presenter: Lauren Russell – B.S. Early Childhood Education, MEd Early Intervention, Autism Specialization, Developmental Specialist.
January 12th 1:00 – 2:00 pm, EST (US & Canada)
Factors Affecting Brain Development
January 19th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, EST (US & Canada)
Communication and Play
January 26th, 1:00 -2:00 pm, EST (US & Canada)
Social-Emotional Development and Behavior
The fee for participating in the live webinar series is $39.
Attention TEIS families. We are working on providing a discount code for your webinar attendance. This discount code will be accessible in your Parent Portal.
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
How babies and toddlers interact with parents and caregivers directly affects brain development.
Every day, how you engage with your child models for them the ways in which they should feel, think, and act. A gentle approach teaches your child about caring relationships.
Activities as simple as holding, tickling, smiling, or bouncing baby on the knee directly work with your child’s need to engage your attention, form attachments, and learn to communicate.
As children begin to develop moto skills and navigate their world through crawling and then walking, their confidence comes from the interactions and supportive emotions of caregivers.
Long before your baby speaks, they’re learning words and the emotions behind them, preparing their brains for the complexity of language.
It’s all about caring, supporting, and sharing in ways that lead to a healthy brain.
If you’d like more information, call TEIS Early Intervention at 412-271-8347 or text 412-543-8398 for more information. Our business Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, M-F. You can also Contact Us via our website.