Did you know: Approximately 80% of brain growth takes place by a child's third birthday, and a parent's words are an influential part of that development?

The more words children hear spoken to them by parents and caregivers from birth, the more words they learn.

They can then become better communicators with others, and are better prepared to read and learn.

Here are 5 fun ways you can help interact with + teach your little one today.

Share your feelings.

Dress in w-o-r-d-s.

Use your words—about numbers.

Describe that dinner.

Make the most of bedtime.

Read more tips on how to help your baby to thrive and take the 14-day challenge at Talking Is Teaching with Too Small to Fail.