From the Publisher
Do you want your child to be a winner? Birth to five years old is the most critical time of development for children. Everything from sensory pathways to language and higher cognitive functioning is developing rapidly from birth to five years old. Quality early learning programs boost children’s success in life. For every dollar spent in quality early learning programs there is approximately a 15% economic return. The children that attend quality programs are more likely to graduate from high school on time, attend and complete college, stay out of jail, purchase homes and be productive members of the work force. While these statistics are eye-opening, I believe that parent-child interaction is even more critical. Children’s brains develop rapidly from birth to five years old and the majority of that time in a child’s life is spent at home. Through my research I learned that if parents focused on small, seemingly inconsequential things in their daily home lives that took very little time, children’s success in school exponentially increased. Your purposeful interactions with your child will help him/her win in school and in life. Young children learn through play and social interactions. The activities in this book are quick and fun for both you and your child and will help build your child’s foundation for success. They not only prepare your child with a solid foundation, but they forge a bond between you that will never be broken.