The Impact of “Serve and Return” on Child Development


Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. This is called “Serve and Return,” and it takes two to play!

For more videos on the impact of “Serve and Return,” visit our Family and Children Playlist on our Connexions YouTube Channel.  For articles that define and highlight the impact of “Serve and Return,” visit the Harvard University’s Centre on the Developing Child’s 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return.