Being an Educational Influence for Your Child

A child’s brain is 90% developed by the time they turn five. As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. By fostering an environment of learning at a young age, you can help further your child’s educational opportunities, increase their confidence, and more.

Ways to create positive outcomes through education:  

  • Read stories with your child. Even if they can’t talk yet, they are still absorbing information. As they get older, let them turn the pages, or ask them to read simple words.

  • Have discussions. Ask your child to participate in decision-making processes, or ask them about their feelings.

  • Talking, talking, and more talking! Talking to your child from the time they are born helps build trust and engages them with the world around them.

  • Show an interest in your child’s learning and education. Encourage them to explore new things, ask them questions, and show in interest in things they create.

In partnership with Vroom, BY5 works toward achieving parent success, school readiness and grade-level reading. 

Vroom, with strong support from the Bezos Family Foundation, provides materials and resources to aid families in recognizing when their behavior is stimulating their child’s brain in a positive way. Through these efforts, Vroom strives to inform parents that they have the skills to benefit their child’s development. For more information and Vroom videos, visit www.joinvroom.org/about.