When you make connections with your little one by talking, reading, singing and playing—even before they can use words—you’re building a strong brain and helping prepare them for success in school and in life. When babies feel connected and nurtured by those who take care of them, they are confident and curious about the world around them, which allows them to explore and learn more readily. But it may not always be easy to talk with babies, especially when they can’t talk back. To help, we’ve pulled fun tips and resources grounded in the best science, to help you talk, read, sing and play with your child every day.

Featured Resources

Make the Most of Playtime

Babies and toddlers love to play. As a parent, it can feel overwhelming at times. In this short guide discover ways to adapt play activities to meet your child's needs.

Let's Talk About Math-Highlights Guide

A fun-filled activity book to introduce early math concepts and words to your child.

Talk, Read and Sing Together Every Day!

You are your baby’s first teacher! Get tips and ideas to help infants and toddlers learn.

Turn 'Wash Time' Into 'Talk Time'!

Laundromats aren’t just for washing clothes! You can talk, read, and sing there, too!

Setting Limits with Love

While it may sound strange, setting limits is an important way to establish a loving environment for your children.

Featured Videos

Let's Talk About Math: Everyday fun with Addition and Subtraction

Check out this video with fun activities designed to support young children's growing knowledge of addition and subtraction from birth to 5.

Comedian DJ Pryor having a conversation with his 19 month old

Watch what happens when we engage with our toddlers. Thanks DJ for showing us how it's done!

Let's Talk About Math: Fun With Counting

There are many simple ways parents can help young children build counting skills.

Big Feelings: An Emotion Behind Every Action

By observing our children closely we can learn to translate their behavior.

Let's Talk About Math: Fun With Patterns

Get more tips on building early math skills with your baby.