The Basics

Tips to connect with infants and toddlers using The Basics

Maximize Love, Manage Stress

Maximize Love, Manage Stress

Children flourish in a world that feels safe and predictable. Help them see, hear and feel your love.

Talk, Sing, Point

Talk, Sing and Point

Respond to your infant’s sounds or your toddler’s words with eye contact and a loving voice.

Count, Group and Compare

Count, Group and Compare

Talk about numbers, shapes, patterns. Compare everyday objects as you go about your day.

Explore Through Movement

Explore Through Movement and Play

See what interests your child and help them learn when they play and explore.

Read and Discuss

Read and Discuss Stories

Make reading a fun routine from the start. Point at pictures, speak with excitement and ask questions.

Guilford Basics