Children learn when they are interacting with others around them. They learn by watching and imitating others. They also learn by testing out what they observe. Thus, adults around children need to model for them how to play, how to make friends and treat others.  Caregivers can teach children so much by talking and singing with them, playing with them, and telling them stories. A child will be more ready to learn if adults around him understand his needs and responds to him sensitively. It is important that we work on providing parents, caregivers, and early childhood care providers have the resources and skills to provide safe, stable, nurturing, and stimulating care to children. For more information on the power of relationships check out: