Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!
Research has found that providing children from birth to five with consistent, language-rich experiences—such as talking, reading, and singing—can have important benefits on their brain development and future school success. However, many families lack access to the types of resources that can help them make the most of these language building experiences. This creates a gap in the quantity and quality of words that children learn, which directly impacts their opportunities to succeed in school and later in life. These tip sheets, available in English and Spanish, have been designed specifically for families, caregivers, and early educators. They can help enrich a child’s early language experiences by providing research-based tips for talking, reading, and singing with young children every day beginning from birth. Sample topics include It’s Never Too Early to Help Your Child Learn – Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day, Tips for Using Language at Home and in the Community, and The Benefits of Being Bilingual.