This post is brought to you by Vroom. All opinions are my own.
As parents, we can get lost in the day to day routine of life and don’t realize that there are countless moments daily that give us the opportunity to teach and nurture our children. Some we take advantage of, and some we don’t realize are those moments. Putting your child to bed at night, kissing her and telling her you to love her, is giving her the security she needs to feel safe and loved. Sounds so simple doesn’t it? It is the little things we do all day that have an impact on our child’s lives.
The first five years of your child’s life is critical in building a foundation for future learning and thriving as an adult. This is what the Vroom initiative is about: you already have the tools you need to nurture your child’s mind. Every day is a new opportunity to find fun ways to build your child’s brain. In that respect, you are a superhero!
YOU Are What Makes a Superhero
Watch this video and you will understand that you are what makes a superhero. Have the tissues close at hand when you click play! This video will bring happy tears to your eyes.
I try to pay attention to things and let my child do more during the day. For example, when I am doing laundry, I let my daughter sort the socks and put away her clothes. She loves to help! When we go food shopping, I give my grocery list to her, and she helps me to find what is on it. She is working on becoming a better reader, and helping me with my food list gets her excited to read.
My son is just one, and you can tell by his little face that he is soaking up every little thing he comes in contact with and every word I speak to him. He tries to copy expressions and body movements and loves to please me, which is why I get goofy and do a happy dance and claps when he can point to his nose when asked!
The Vroom Initiative Understood that
Vroom gathered some caretakers together with the children they cared for and had the kids create something special for them. Camellia is Cammie’s aunt, who became her foster mother just one month after she was born. From not having any children of her own, Camellia took Cammie in and wanted to give her the best possible life she could. And like the rest of us, whether we birthed our children or not, she can only hope she is doing a good job.
Camellia probably doesn’t realize that by doing what she does daily, trying to do her best to raise Cammie, by simply making meals together, playing, and doing household tasks together, that she is leaving an imprint not only on her daughter’s brain but her heart as well. Every little thing you do is greater than you know.