ADK Basics, are five fun and simple ways to help children ages 0-3 get the best possible start in life.
Eighty percent of brain growth happens by the age of three. Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles, getting bigger and stronger the more they interact with family members, caregivers and friends.
The ADK Basics are five clusters of parenting and care-giving behaviors:
– Maximize Love, Manage Stress
– Talk, Sing, and Point
– Count, Group, and Compare
– Explore Through Movement and Play
– Read and Discuss Stories
ADK Basics is a project of the Adirondack Foundation and the Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance (BT3). In the coming weeks, the Foundation and BT3 will be working with partners across Essex, Franklin, and Clinton counties, as well as the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, to share the tools and resources that encompass the ADK Basics.
Videos, information, and tools can be found at www.adkbasics.org.
For more information about the Adirondack Foundation, click here or call (518) 523-9904.