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A Guide to Serve and Return: How Your Interaction with Children Can Build Brains

You may have heard the phrase “serve and return” in the context of child development, but what does it actually mean? At its core, serve and return is about responsive interactions between children and the people who care for them, and how those interactions help children grow and reach their full potential. In this guide, learn more about what serve and return is, the science behind it, and how easy it is to help build strong brains by engaging in serve and return with a child.