Readiness for School

By Laura Robb on May 20, 2013
  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

I recently read an interesting article in The New York Times that pointed out that children who come from homes where parents have talked to them as infants and interacted them from the moment of their birth, succeed in school. The article also explained that children whose parents don’t talk and interact with them as infants fall behind with literacy development and that the gap is almost impossible to close by the time they start school.

How can we educate all prospective parents and teach them the importance of talking to their child from infancy on?  My first thought is to have videos in clinics and gynecologists’ offices that teach parents-to-be how to talk to an infant and why such talk is crucial to development. Let me know your thoughts on this topic.

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