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Language and literacy

Loving caregivers can be enormously effective in advancing the language skills of infants and toddlers.  Research reveals that the more that adults talk with young ones and respond to infant vocalizations and to toddler jargon and babbling, the richer and more powerful the language repertoire of children when they become preschoolers.


Learning to read and write doesn’t start in kindergarten or first grade.  Developing language and literacy skills begins at birth through everyday loving interactions—sharing books, telling stories, singing songs and talking to one another.  In this section you will learn how adults—parents, grandparents and teachers—play a very important role in preparing young children for future school success and in becoming self-confident and motivated learners. 

Language: Spanish, English and Mandarin. 

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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