Learning Begins At Birth

When you talk, read, and sing with your child—even before she can use words—you’re building her brain and helping to prepare her for success in school and in life.

But it may not always be easy to talk to babies, especially when they can’t talk back. To help, we’ve pulled fun tips and resources grounded in the best science, to help you talk, read, and sing with your child every day.

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New Social-Emotional Resources

When you talk, read, and sing with your child in sensitive, loving, and responsive ways, you build their brain and help them develop the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in school and life. Check out our new resources with tips for understanding and managing your child’s behavior, and taking care of yourself during the challenging moments, too!

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Featured Resources

Check out our resources for simple tips and ideas on talking, reading and singing with young children during everyday moments.

Video: Everyday Fun with Science

Learn about fun activities designed to support your young child's growing knowledge of science.

Video: Everyday Fun with Engineering and Technology

Transform small moments into big opportunities for your littlest discoverers with these Engineering and Science activities that can be done during daily moments.

Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!

From bath time to meal time, check out our tips for incorporating talking, reading, and singing into your everyday routine.

Turn 'Wash Time' Into 'Talk Time'

Laundromats aren’t just for washing clothes. You can talk, read, and sing there, too! Here are fun ideas on how you can turn wash time into talk, read, sing time with your little one.

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