Information for Grown-Ups

Talking with babies and young children

Too Small to Fail

Zero to Three

 

laytime is a wonderful time for rich conversation. Here I am playing new-baby-in-the-family with a toddler and mother during an early literacy home visit. We’re using fun and interesting words like cozy and cuddle.

Playtime is a wonderful time for rich conversation. Here I am playing new-baby-in-the-family with a toddler and mother during an early literacy home visit. We’re using fun and interesting words like cozy and cuddle.

Language-Building Tips from Small Talk Books® expert Dr. Betty Bardige

Visit Dr. Bardige’s website, which includes a growing set of infant, toddler, and preschool language building tips and links to free or low-cost resources for parents, professionals, and policy makers.

You can watch Dr. Bardige’s free webinars on early language development here.

 

Reading with babies and young children

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Reach Out and Read 

Reading Rockets

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading aloud to infants from birth.

When you read aloud with a young child, you can pause in the story. You might stop to ask or answer a question, or perhaps to relate something in the story to the child’s experience.

When you read aloud with a young child, you can pause in the story. You might stop to ask or answer a question, or perhaps to relate something in the story to the child’s experience.