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What are the Palmetto Basics?

80% OF BRAIN DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS DURING THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF LIFE.

During these early years of brain growth, infants and toddlers absorb massive amounts of information from interacting with other people. This early learning becomes the foundation for all future learning. The Basics are five fun, simple, and powerful ways to help all our children become he happiest and most successful they can be. Let's seize the opportunity. Learn more at PalmettoBasics.org

MAXIMIZE LOVE, MANAGE STRESS

Children thrive when the world seems loving, safe, and predictable. When you express love and respond to their needs, you teach them that they can count on you. In addition, take steps to avoid stress when you can, and to cope effectively with stress when you can't avoid it. Learn More.

TALK, SING, AND POINT

Children learn language from the moment they are born. Day by day, babies learn that sounds have meaning. Talking with your toddler and answering questions is a way to teach them about the world. Every time you talk, sing or point to what you are talking about, you provide clues to the meaning of what you are saying. Learn More.

COUNT, GROUP, AND COMPARE

Children are pre-wired to learn simple math ideas, including numbers, patterns, and making comparisons. You don't need to be a math teacher to start preparing your child to be a problem solver. There are fun and simple activities that you can do now to build math and thinking skills. Learn More.

EXPLORE THROUGH MOVEMENT AND PLAY

Children learn by touching, banging, dropping, stacking, pounding, crawling, walking, and running. They are excited to explore their surroundings. Their brains build mental maps of places and spaces. Helping your child become an explorer helps develop their "mind's eye." It prepares them for sports and even being good at math! Learn More.

READ AND DISCUSS STORIES

The more we read with young children, the more prepared they become to enjoy reading and do well in school. It is never too early to begin reading. When you read to your infant, they will be learning how books work and developing new language skills. What toddlers learn about people, places, and things can be important building blocks to later life success. Learn More.

Become a Palmetto Basics Champion in Greenville County

JOIN THE GROWING NUMBER OF BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, NEIGHBORHOODS, AND NONPROFITS TALKING ABOUT THE PALMETTO BASICS.

What if our whole community came together with one message to support parents, grandparents and caregivers wherever they are, whether it is at work, a pediatrician's office, a childcare center, or even the grocery store. Click here to sign up today.