Meals and snacks in the infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms are filled with opportunities for learning!  Complete this microlearning session and learn strategies for strengthening relationships with children while also building their social-emotional, language, and conversational skills.

1. Watch the Video: Mealtime Conversations

2. Knowledge Check: Print this crossword and test your knowledge!

3. Are you ready to “beef up” your mealtime interactions?  Here are some resources to try.

a) Working with infants?  Here’s a resource with ideas for mealtime conversations

b) This resource includes conversation starters for toddlers and preschoolers

Remember, mealtime conversations with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are a way to build brains.  Keep up the back-and-forth conversations.  You’re making a difference in children’s growth and development!