A bedtime storyChildren love to be read to.
They love the physical closeness of sitting next to you or being held in your lap. And they love having your full attention in a shared activity. Reading fosters a child’s intellectual and language development. It’s also a comforting ritual that children come to depend on and something they will remember all their lives.


self-esteemWhen children master the challenges of everyday life, they feel good about themselves, particularly when you acknowledge their accomplishments with specific praise: “You climbed those stairs all by yourself”. When children receive concrete praise, they begin to see the connections between their actions and your response.
Parents who are sensitive to their particular child’s cues and clues will have children with positive self-esteem