About 10,000 Alaska children are entering school this fall, for the first time, as kindergartners. We wish them the very best start to a successful school career! It’s positive interactions between babies and caring adults that help set the foundation for the first day of school. Yes, it starts with babies. In addition to reading with their baby every day, parents can do lots of things in their busy days to help their baby’s brain and body grow and develop. For good ideas for activities using everyday materials, click here.