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Getting eye-level with your child

One easy and often overlooked strategy to use when communicating with very young children is to simply get down to the child’s level. This means crouching, kneeling or sitting so that you as caregiver and the child can have direct eye contact.

This important aspect of adult-child interaction supports:

  • non-verbal body language and cues

  • comfort making eye contact

  • Feelings of security

  • Feelings of importance and worth

  • Focused attention for both the caregiver and child on their shared interactions


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