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The 30 Million Word Gap

Suskind discusses the three Ts in supporting language development:

  1. Tune in: Be mindful of what is holding your child’s attention.
  2. Talk more: Find opportunities to narrate your activities and introduce new words.
  3. Take turns: Engage in conversation, even if it’s more physical than verbal!

Parent talk doesn’t just build babies’ brains and vocabulary. It builds all aspects of a child and their academic trajectory, executive function, social-emotional skills. Even math and special skills…Parent talk builds all aspects of our children’s success — and you don’t have to buy any technology or toys. (Brightly)

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