The Basics

The Basics Principles are five fun, simple, and powerful ways to help all our children aged 0-3 grow to be happy and smart.

Week 26

Maximize Love, Manage Stress


(Ages 1-3)

Take turns.
Look for ways to practice taking turns. For example, take turns adding blocks to a tower. Or when making dinner, take turns adding ingredients to the bowl. "My turn. Now your turn."


(Ages 0-1)

Play together.
Hold your baby close, smile, and make silly sounds or faces. Play games like "peek-a-boo." Take a break if they seem overwhelmed or try to look away.