Interaction – Spend time
watching me and responding to my cues, it tells me I’m important
and special to you.
Cradle me, hold me. Give me lots of hugs. It keeps me calm and
comforts me, and gives me courage to move on.
I need someone special to be there when I call. When I look around
and see you I know I can go far.
Healthy Environment – Plug the outlets,
block the stairs, keep lead away for sure! Make a safe special
place so I am free to explore.
I can do it, yes I can, if you tell me so. Pay attention, give me
praise and watch me go, go, go!
Child Care –
When you’re gone I need to be with people you can trust to help
me grow and teach me new, exciting stuff.
7. Communication – I may not talk,
but don’t be fooled, I understand a lot. Our little
conversations mean so very much!
8. Play – Play is fun, play
is work, It’s how I learn the ropes. When we play together you
help me more than you know.
9. Music – 1,2,3, sing to me
and make up silly tunes. Music is special time that’s fun to
share with you.
10. Reading – Read to me, show
me books with lots of pretty pictures. Write my stories out in
words I’ll love to read forever.
McCormick Tribune Foundation offers a videotape of “Ten Things
Every Child Needs” 888.MTF.2224 http://www.rrmtf.org/education/resources_pubsandprods.htm