Early Literacy

R is for Building Relationships


  • Building relationships builds healthy brains.
  • Your child needs to see how people work and play together to learn about positive relationships.
  • What they learn from a young age will move with them as they grow.

Your toddler needs to build relationships with those around them regularly. These relationships should be caring. Young children like to repeat what older children and adults say and do. This suggests that not only are the relationships between your child and others important, but the relationships the child sees around them are as well. Parents and caregivers need to take care of themselves to make sure that your baby sees a happy and healthy role model. It is just as important to keep your relationships healthy and positive around your toddler, because relationships help your toddler develop.

To find more information, check out:

American Academy of Pediatrics. (2015). Why It Is Never Too Early to Start Reading With Your Baby. Books Build Connections Toolkit. Retrieved from Why It Is Never Too Early to Read to Your Baby

This and other exclusive tips from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics are shared via Bloomz, the app connecting parents and educators everywhere. Want to get them on your phone? Invite your child’s teacher, coach or care provider to sign up for a free Bloomz account.

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