GIVE YOUR ATTENTION
CATCH THE SERVE
Babies and children send out dozens of subtle signals all the time. We may notice our child is looking or pointing at something specific, or what tone they make when they cry. Or even if they’re making a certain face. Those are “serves.” Your role is to catch them.
We’re not only benefiting our child when we catch a serve, we’re also getting to know their “vocabulary,” strengthening the bond between us.
RETURN THE SERVE
USING OUR WORDS
VOLLEY… ON THEIR TIME
KNOW WHEN TO END
PLAY SUPPORTS RESPONSIVE RELATIONSHIPS
While we play with our kids, we connect and deepen our bond. Use “serve and return” skills during play to boost communication. For slightly older toddlers, we can ask open-ended questions.
PLAY STRENGTHENS CORE LIFE SKILLS
PLAY REDUCES STRESS