Sometimes, as adults you can get lost in all the business and things to do. We tend to think that it is only the big things that stand out. But really, if you stop and think about it, the beauty of life is in the everyday moments, just as much as those big events. The everyday smiles, the everyday hugs, the everyday conversation, the everyday working together is what makes every day fun! Children tend to know this more than adults. That is part of why they love to play so much. Just being and being together can be fun.
This post is brought to you by the Bezos Foundation as part of their ongoing Vroom initiative which focuses on the significant long-term impact of the everyday interactions between parents and their children. They just released a great new video. It shows how a caregiver can become a child’s superhero through everyday moments.
Caregivers Become Superheroes Through Everyday Moments They Spend With Their Children
You know what they say about a photo being worth a 1,000 words. Well, this video tells a true story in an incredible moving way. Kids do notice all the little things you do. They are watching and they are learning through our everyday interactions. You can watch the inspiring video here:
The story of an aunt-turned-foster-mother, Camellia, and her daughter, Cammie, shows us a powerful example of how the everyday moments they share have a profound impact on both of them. I know that to be true with my own kids. Kids love you in such a whole and devoted way. From a young age, they are like sponges, watching, listening, and learning. The times I feel most connected to my own kids are often the everyday routines of having breakfast together, of going over homework, of playing “unimportant” games, and of talking about “unimportant” things.
During these every day moments, there are often unplanned opportunities for learning. Sometimes, it may be learning how to do something for themselves that I am doing. Sometimes, it may be learning what is appropriate to say and what is not. Other times, it may be talking about why something was a good idea or not a good idea and talking about problem solving in situations that come up. There is always learning going on.
Vroom Helps You Connect With Kids In Meaningful Ways
Vroom, makers of the video, was developed based on the premise that every child is born with enormous potential. Every parent can help them realize that potential. I certainly believe that to be true. This video does a great job reminding us as parents that the work we do everyday with our kids is making a difference. Anyone can be a Superhero to a child! Every parent and caregiver plays a heroic role in the lives of children.
Vroom wants to remind us that every day is filled with fun brain building moments for children. Every time we connect with our kids, it’s not just their eyes that light up, it’s their brains too. Vroom offers tools to help turn shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it’s meal time, bath time, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture your child and help with their brain development.
If the message that every parent can be a child’s superhero moved you, please share Camellia’s and Cammie’s story via Twitter and Facebook. It is a great way to help inspire others. It may even start a broader conversation on what exactly makes a superhero! #WhatMakesASuperhero
Had you given much thought to the significant long-term impact of your everyday interactions with your children? Do you incorporate Brain Building moments into their daily routines?
It is great to remember that we can all be a superhero to a child. It is as easy as doing the everyday little things we do when we spend time together. For example, like pointing out shapes and animals or talking about a story and what lessons we might learn. If you want some ideas for brain building moments, check out Vroom. What are some of the ways you foster healthy brain development in your children through everyday moments?
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