Love: Love is just as important as nutritious food to raise a healthy child. Your gentle touch, attention and understanding help your child grow in every way. In fact, the stronger your relationship is with your child, the easier it will be for her to make friends and do well in school because she feels safe and loved at home.

Talk: As soon as your child is born, start talking, singing and rhyming about anything and everything. These interactions start building your child’s language skills long before he can talk or understand what’s being said. They’re also critical in helping him learn to read.

Play: Playing is fun! It’s also how your child learns. During play, she’s trying out new skills, using her imagination and creativity and learning about relationships with other people. She needs lots of opportunities every day to explore and enjoy the world around her. She wants you to join the fun because YOU are her favorite toy.