Research shows that some young children are exposed to more language in their homes, early learning programs, and school settings, than other children. This difference in the number of words and back-and- forth interactions children are exposed to during the early years is called the “word gap”. The first 2,000 days of your child’s life — the time between when they are born and when they enter kindergarten — are the most important days to build school and life success.

talking is teaching parent guideTalking is Teaching Book

  • It’s Never Too Early to Help Your Child Learn —Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day! English |Spanish 
  • Tips for Families English | Spanish
  • Tips for Using Your Native Language at Home and in the Community English Spanish
  • Talking is Teaching Family Guide (PDF available in English and Spanish)
  • Talking is Teaching Storybook (PDF available in English and Spanish)
  • Tips for Infants & Toddlers (PDF)
  • Tools for Parents from Sesame Street (Website)

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  • Tips for Infant & Toddler Teachers and Caregivers English | Spanish
  • Tips For Preschool Teachers & Other Early Childhood Education Program Providers English | Spanish
  • The Benefits of Being Bilingual – A Review for Teachers and Other Early Education Program Providers English | Spanish
  • Talking is Teaching Community Provider Guide (PDF)
  • Books Build Connections Toolkit. Learn what every pediatrician can do to promote early literacy and learning. (