Vroom is a non-profit initiative with the goal of connecting parents with activities they can use with their children to foster brain development.
Scientists have learned a lot about brain development and learning. People are born with the most brain cells, called neurons, that they are ever going to have. Learning takes place when connections between these neurons are formed. The connections are created and strengthened over time through experiences and interactions. Vroom’s team of child developmental experts, psychologists, and neurologists have taken this knowledge and developed activities and tips to encourage interactions and experiences that strengthen the neural connections critical to learning and brain development.
Science has also shown that a child’s brain develops more rapidly during the first five years of life than at any other time. In fact, by the age of 5 the brain has grown to about 90% of adult size and their patterns for learning are established. So a critical time for a child’s brain building occurs between birth and 5 years old. Vroom Tips specifically target this age range.
Vroom Tips are based around three core science principles:
1. Positive Adult-Child Relationships – Positive and supportive interactions with adults help brain development by creating a strong and resilient brain.
2. Back and Forth Interactions – Back and forth interactions between adults and children create millions of neural connections.
3. Strengthening Executive Functions – Skills like focusing, problem-solving, self control, attempting challenges are all skills that lead to strong executive functioning, an important part of school readiness and success.
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Access to Vroom Tips are free and there are many ways to receive them!
The Vroom app – You can access the Tips through the Vroom app. You can search various Tips or have them delivered to you at a time that is convenient for you! Search for Vroom in your device’s app store.
The Vroom website – Learn more about the science behind Vroom, Brain-Building Basics, explore Vroom Tips, and more at Vroom.org
Vroom by text – receive Vroom Tips without downloading the app or using your data. Sign up on the website at Vroom.org
Vroom Newsletter – Learn more about Vroom and how to use the Vroom Tips. Sign up on the website at Vroom.org