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Vroom: A Site to Help Build Your Baby's Brain

Today’s blog post highlights Vroom an interactive website that provides parents and caregivers with ways to boost early learning. Vroom says, “Great moments are all around you in the things you already do . . . to help build your baby’s brain.” This site offers pages and pages of “easy ways to nurture your child’s growing mind,” including more than two dozen ideas aimed at children ages birth to three. The site focuses on “brain building moments,” and Vroom says, “The time you have is all (the time) you need to be a brain builder.”

Vroom also asks visitors to share “fun ways you’re already engaging and connecting with your child.” Viewers can enter ideas on the Vroom site or through various social media platforms.

Even better, there’s a smart phone app, called Daily Vroom, that “makes it easy to access fun Vroom activities any time to make the most of these precious years when the foundation for all future learning is happening.”

Click here to watch a short video on Vroom’s Brain Building Basics. There’s also a pdf version of the information if you want to print it out to share with families. That’s attached below.

How might you introduce and use this site with families of children in Early Start? Please share your ideas in the comments below and don’t forget to FOLLOW (in the lower right-hand corner) to be alerted to new comments.

This resource is related to one or more competencies in the ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM). To find out more, visit this resource in the Neighborhood here.

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  • This is a handy way to have a resource "in the moment" when home visiting.  Parents can then connect on their own time and service providers can follow up at the next visit, also assisting them to access the many resources in the Neighborhood. As the Barefoot Contessa would say, "How easy is that?"

  • So many of our young families are more comfortable with tech versions of developmental info than written handouts - this will be a great resource to share.  I'm passing the info to our larger interagency Early Start team (composed of infant/toddler teachers, OT/PT/ST, and other interventionists, in addition to service coordinators) so that they will have it available, too, to pass on to families.  The material is fun and approachable.

  • I liked the short video, emphasizes playing with your child as you have daily interactions. I like the activities listed, these are ideas that home visitors, whether the visitor is a teacher, therapist or service coordinator, can share with the parent, one at a time. Very down to earth type of web site, gives interventionists another tool to engage parents.

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