The early years lay the foundation for how happy and healthy children will be later in life. Providing a safe, loving environment for your child helps them to grow emotionally and mentally. Try to find opportunities to spend quality time with your family and have fun together! Here are five ways you can keep the family entertained and help their mind grow in the process.
See our COVID-19 resources for more advice, tips and activities to support you and your family through the coronavirus pandemic, from UNICEF experts in health, early childhood development, education, and child protection.
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