Conversations Build Brains
Date posted: March 7, 2019
Simple, everyday conversations with children help develop their language skills. It’s not just the amount of language that a child hears that is important. Research indicates that interactive, responsive conversations with young children help build brains. And, the impact can be long lasting.
For tips on talking with little ones, read:
- 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return
- It’s Quality, Not Just Quantity, That Helps Your Child Develop Language
- Message in a BackpackTM Talk It Up!
- Space to Grow: Silence Promotes Vocabulary Development
- Tips for Using Language at Home and in the Community – for bilingual families
Looking for early literacy activities that include talking? Decoda has a series of 40 Talk cards that you can download for free. Each card contains an activity, hints for success and book suggestions for preschoolers.