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Anytime is 3Ts Time

Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns

Talk and interaction are food for the developing brain.

We all understand how food and sleep support a young child’s physical development. But not everyone knows how important talk and interaction are for brain development.

During the first three years of life, billions and billions of brain connections are made. There’s no other time in life when brain growth is so rapid. What’s driving these connections? Rich early experiences with loving, responsive caregivers.

Research has found that how and how much a parent talks and interacts with their child from birth has a big impact on the child’s success in school and life. How can a parent make the most of their talk and interaction? Use the 3Ts!

Tune In means be in the moment with your child.
Talk More means use a wide variety of words.
Take Turns means engage your child in conversation.

Parent Resources 

Click below to view a variety of resources provided by the TMW Center.
Come back regularly to see updated and new material!

Diaper change

IMAGE: Talk through diaper changes. 

Bathtime fun

IMAGE: Make bathtime fun for you both.

Mealtime

IMAGE: Start healthy mealtime rituals.

Hygiene

IMAGE: Answer all hygiene questions.

Anytime is 3Ts Time is developed by the TMW Center, based off research led by Dr. Dana Suskind. The campaign is funded by the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great, an initiative to help prepare children from birth to 5 for success in school and in life. 

 

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