The 30 Million Word Gap
Suskind discusses the three Ts in supporting language development:
- Tune in: Be mindful of what is holding your child’s attention.
- Talk more: Find opportunities to narrate your activities and introduce new words.
- 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)