Research shows that talking, reading and singing with your child regularly from birth helps build their brain as well as important language, math, reading and social-emotional skills to help prepare them for school and beyond.

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

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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.

Social and Emotional Development Research Background

Social and emotional development begins in the earliest moments. Learn more about what the research tells us on the lifelong impact of a strong social-emotional foundation.

Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

Fun and easy tips for parents and families who want to support their children's social and emotional development from birth to age 5 during their everyday routines.

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.

Resources by Topic

Early Literacy

Turn everyday moments into opportunities to nurture growing readers.

Early Math

Introduce early math concepts to your child during daily activities.

Social and Emotional Development

Help foster children’s healthy social and emotional development right from the start.

Resource Directory

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"Let's Share Kindness" Toolkit

DJ's Busy Day

Let's Talk About the Earth!

Diaper Time Math Tipsheet

Diaper Time Literacy Tip Sheet

Let's Talk About Feelings Poster Print Out

New: Parenting is a Journey

New: Understanding your Child's Behavior

Spotify Playlists

Let's Talk, Read, and Sing About Books!

Q&A with Dr. Amy Emerson: Building Early Language Skills

Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones

Talking is Teaching Storybook

Building Skills to Last a Lifetime

Six Ways Parents Can Raise Empathetic Children

Toxic Stress

Highlights Early Math Guide

Video: How To Write A Lullaby

Parenting as a Process

Setting Limits with Love

How to Create Your Own Lullaby

Sing With Your Baby

Social and Emotional Development Research Background

Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

Video: Build Your Baby's Self-Confidence

Video: Talk During Bathtime

Video: Talk as You Explore

Video: Learn Through the Senses