Parenting Tips

Parenting Tips

The Texas Education Agency (TEA)

At the TEA, the goal is for all Texas children to enter school with the foundational knowledge and skills to be curious, confident and successful learners. In partnership with families, schools and communities, theTEA provides support for effective and aligned early learning opportunities, policies and programs that:

  • Support a highly skilled early learning workforce
  • Provide resources that engage and support development of young children
  • Provide access to high-quality 3 and 4 year-old prekindergarten.

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Your infant loves to interact with you and be close to you! The more you interact with your child, the better! Anytime is learning time.

Have discussions about books with your toddler to help build their understanding. Ask them about different characters or objects in a book during one-on-one reading. Anytime is learning time.


Take notice of your preschooler’s interest in the natural world and call attention to the details of nature. Use a magnifying glass to help them focus on water, details of rocks, leaves, etc. Anytime is learning time.

Talk back to your infant in response to their sounds and body language. For example, you can say, “Hello, there!” when your baby coos. Or, you can say, “Are you waving at me?” Anytime is learning time.

Help your children develop a love of reading. Let them read books that interest them. Do not worry about level of difficulty.