Shared family meals are great for the mind and spirit. No really.
Use mealtime as an opportunity to put down the electronics, and focus on each other. You can include your tinybean in the conversation by asking fun, simple questions.
• What did you do today?
• What are you really good at?
• What is your favorite thing to do outside?
• What makes you happy?
• What is your favorite animal?
Developing these routines in the early years can help set the stage for family connection and many other important benefits throughout childhood.