Brain story concepts: Serve and return
This video, developed by the Alberta Family Welfare Initiative, describes what is meant by the concept "serve and return". Serve and return is one of the most important forms of child and guardian interaction. It occurs when a parent or caregiver is responsive to a child’s verbal cues and actions. By providing positive feedback via eye contact, sound, words, and physical interaction, the adult helps spark the child’s interest and enthusiasm in practicing things like speech, language and social learning. Without active serve and return engagement, children can lose interest in these activities, potentially undermining the development of fundamental brain architecture. This video is part of the "Brain Story Toolkit".
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Organization: Alberta Family Welfare Initiative
Year: 2014
Language: English
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