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Parents and families:  YOU are your child’s first and most important teacher! Did you know that many of the things you do with your baby helps their brain grow and learn? Just by talking, reading and playing games together, you are making them smarter. The Basics activities show many of the ways you are teaching them everyday. Check out the activities!  How many of these do you already know? How can you easily make the most of the moments you have with your child?

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If you love these activities and ideas and want to share them with other families, let us know.

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The mission of The Basics is to bolster brain development for social, emotional, and cognitive skill building among children from birth to age 3 as a sturdy foundation for school readiness across whole communities. 

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