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Smart Talk: New interactive learning tool shows the power of conversation

  • language & literacy

What’s the best way to support the language and early literacy development of very young children? There’s a well-established and growing base of evidence…

fun activities you can do at-home with young children

At-home activities: Another day, another way to play

  • play

As the days at home start to pile up, here are some ideas for fun at-home activities that highlight how young children learn and grow through play.

parents with toddlers

Make the most of their early years

  • parenting

Your child’s first five years will have a big impact on their future. Learn how you can help them develop and grow.

family reading with young child

School officials share why early literacy starts well before the first day of kindergarten

  • early learning

By the time children are 3 and 4 years old their vocabulary, attention and general knowledge are predictors of third- and fourth-grade reading comprehension.

tips for having back and forth conversations with your baby

Baby, let’s talk! Serve and return

  • parenting

Having back-and-forth conversations with your baby, even before they can use words, helps them learn and develop language. It’s easy and fun to do.

top 5 tips for reading with your toddler

Top 5 tips for reading with your toddler

  • parenting

VIDEO: This episode of Parents Playbook features tips for sharing books with your toddler, which helps them develop the language skills and vocabulary…

quality talk beats quantity of words

For language development, quality talk beats quantity of words

  • toddlers

A recent study shows that the number of back-and-forth conversations you have with your young child is more important for brain development and language skills…

A caterpillar crawling across the lawn

Live theater animates books for preschoolers

  • language & literacy

Studies found that when kids act out what they are reading, it helps the story come alive and allows kids to map the words to their experiences and better…

national reading month

Children’s books open a world of words and ideas

  • language & literacy

Librarian Wendy Resnik shares how bonding with books helps spark your child’s curiosity and introduces them to new words.

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