Nurturing Relationships


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The Serve and Return Relationship between Babies and their Caregivers

Early nurturing relationships are those that are interactive, involving touching, carrying, speaking and reading to babies and also being responsive to how the baby responds.

Babies mirror the emotions they see on another’s face and can have whole interactions through facial expressions before they can talk.

Parents Have a Role In Language Development

Babies simple vocalizations in the first few days of life are the beginning of speech. When caregivers repeat the sounds a baby makes, or laugh or talk to the baby, they are helping the language areas of the baby’s brain develop.


Dr. Thomas Boyce