Dr.Jack Shonkoff states that" Emotional well-being, social competence, and cognitive abilities together are highly inter-related and together they are the bricks and mortar that comprise the foundation of human development."
"One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is "serve and return" interaction between children and significant adults in their lives. Young children naturally reach out for interaction through babbling, facial expressions and gestures, and adults respond with the same kind of vocalizing and gesturing back at them. This back-and-forth process is fundamental to the wiring of the brain, expecially in the early years.
Healthy development in the early years provides building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities and successful parenting of the next generation." (From The Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University)
Isn't this what you want for your child?