Solano Family Children's Services

Talking is Teaching

During the first few years of life, children’s brains develop at a rapid pace, influenced by the experiences they have at home, in their early care and education settings, and in their communities. Their experiences include the quantity and quality of words they are exposed to through talking, reading, and singing. Research has found that providing infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with rich early language experiences can have important benefits on their brain development and school readiness

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED), in partnership with Too Small to Fail, have released “Talk, Read, Sing Together, Every Day!,” a suite of resources that can help enrich children’s early language experiences beginning from birth. This toolkit is the result of a commitment made at the 2014 White House convening focused on bridging the “word gap.”

This kit includes: A Parent & Caregiver Guide, a Children’s Read-Aloud Book, and Tips for Infants and Toddlers. Click on the links below to download copies.

Talking is Teaching – Parent & Caregiver Guide

Talking is Teaching – Story Time

Tips for Infants and Toddlers