With events and locations closed or limited at this time due to COVID-19, many families now have an opportunity to spend more time at home with their children. Even though this time of uncertainty is challenging for all family members, it is important for parents to continue daily routines and playtime with their children to reduce stress and promote learning.
During play and daily routines like handwashing, parents can provide learning opportunities such as counting. Because a child’s brain develops more rapidly during the first 5 years, Vroom, a website and app, was developed to assist families in promoting their child’s development. They provide science-based tips to turn everyday moments with your child into brain building opportunities. There are three ways to get started, visit their website at
, download their free app, or text
During the month of April, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrates the Week of the Young Child to recognize the importance of children's early experiences from birth through age 8 as the foundation for their future success in school and life.