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Talk Read Sing

Talk Read Sing is a national awareness campaign that empowers families to be their baby’s first teacher by talking, reading and singing to them every day.

In the first years of life, a child’s brain forms one million new neural connections every second!

This is why simple, everyday interactions with young children—like describing objects seen during a walk or bus ride, singing songs, or telling stories—can better prepare them for school, and lay a strong foundation for their social-emotional development, health, and lifelong learning.
 

We are partnering with trusted messengers in the community who are committed to sharing information with parents and caregivers about the critical role they play in their child’s early brain development.
 

Talk Read Sing aims to transform everyday places where families spend time in language-rich environments. Laundromats, grocery store chains and libraries around the community will display creative materials that encourage families to talk, read, and sing while they engage in everyday activities.
 


Let's Talk About Music!

Parents--you can help your children develop strong language skills through everyday interactions. Try these fun activities and scroll down for additional ways to talk, read and sing with your child every day!


Download and print these activities: English, Spanish, Arabic

Get Involved

 

Spread awareness and help our kids become kindergarten ready!
 

Contact Emma Padrick: emmap@unitedwayglv.org
¡Participe! Contacte Emma Padrick: emmap@unitedwayglv.org

    TALK READ SING RESOURCES

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    عندما تتحدث وتقرأ وتغني مع طفلك ، باللغة التي تشعر بالراحة تجاهها ، فإنك تساعد في ملء
أدمغته بمهارات الرياضيات والقراءة والمهارات الاجتماعية المهمة لاستخدامها في المدرسة وخارجها.
كلما زاد عدد الكلمات والتقارب الذي تشاركه معًا ، كان من الأفضل استعدادهم للتعلم
    Talk, Read, Sing Tips for Families (Arabic) عندما تتحدث وتقرأ وتغني مع طفلك ، باللغة التي تشعر بالراحة تجاهها ، فإنك تساعد في ملء أدمغته بمهارات الرياضيات والقراءة والمهارات الاجتماعية المهمة لاستخدامها في المدرسة وخارجها. كلما زاد عدد الكلمات والتقارب الذي تشاركه معًا ، كان من الأفضل استعدادهم للتعلم
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    When you talk, read and sing with your child, in the language you’re most comfortable with, you’re helping to fill their brains with important math, reading and social skills for use in school and beyond.
    Talk, Read, Sing Parent and Caregiver Info (English) When you talk, read and sing with your child, in the language you’re most comfortable with, you’re helping to fill their brains with important math, reading and social skills for use in school and beyond.
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    Cuando hablas, lees, y cantas con tu hijo/a, en el idioma con el que te sientes más cómodo, estás contribuyendo a llenar su cerebro de importantes habilidades matemáticas, lectoras y sociales para utilizarlas en la escuela y más allá.
    Talk, Read, Sing Parent and Caregiver Info (Spanish) Cuando hablas, lees, y cantas con tu hijo/a, en el idioma con el que te sientes más cómodo, estás contribuyendo a llenar su cerebro de importantes habilidades matemáticas, lectoras y sociales para utilizarlas en la escuela y más allá.
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    Learn more about your baby by watching for developmental milestones with this Milestone Map.
    Talk, Read, Sing Milestone Map Learn more about your baby by watching for developmental milestones with this Milestone Map.
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    Aprenda más sobre su bebé, para que pueda estar al tanto de su desarrollo.
    Talk, Read, Sing Milestone Map (Spanish) Aprenda más sobre su bebé, para que pueda estar al tanto de su desarrollo.
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    Tips for families with infants and toddlers
    Talk, Read, Sing Tips for Families Tips for families with infants and toddlers
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    Consejos para las familias con bebés y niños pequeños
    Talk, Read, Sing Tips for Families (Spanish) Consejos para las familias con bebés y niños pequeños
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    Talk, read and sing with your children about what makes your child unique
    Let's Talk About What Makes You Unique - Tip Card (English) Talk, read and sing with your children about what makes your child unique
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    Size: 267 kB
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    Hablemos De Lo Que Los Hace Unicos
    Let's Talk About What Makes You Unique - Tip Card (Spanish) Hablemos De Lo Que Los Hace Unicos
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    Talk, read and sing with your children about clothes
    Let's Talk About Clothes - Tip Card (English) Talk, read and sing with your children about clothes
    File type: .pdf
    Size: 191 kB
    Uploaded: 10/5/2021
    Hablemos sobre la ropa
    Let's Talk About Clothes - Tip Card (Spanish) Hablemos sobre la ropa
    File type: .pdf
    Size: 165 kB
    Uploaded: 10/5/2021
    Sample social media posts to engage parents and caregivers
    Let's Talk About Dancing - Sample Social Media Posts Sample social media posts to engage parents and caregivers
    File type: .pdf
    Size: 161 kB
    Uploaded: 1/13/2022
    Try these activities and check out these books and videos to talk about dance with your child!
    Let's Talk About Dance - Activities Try these activities and check out these books and videos to talk about dance with your child!
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    لنتحدث عن الرقص
    Let's Talk About Dance - Tip Card (Arabic) لنتحدث عن الرقص
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    Uploaded: 1/12/2022
    Talk, read and sing with your child about dance
    Let's Talk About Dance - Tip Card (English) Talk, read and sing with your child about dance
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    Hablemos de Bailar
    Let's Talk About Dance - Tip Card (Spanish) Hablemos de Bailar
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    Size: 212 kB
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    Talk, read and sing with your children about feelings
    Let's Talk About Feelings - Tip Card (English) Talk, read and sing with your children about feelings
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    Size: 212 kB
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    Hablemos Sobre Los Sentimientos
    Let's Talk About Feelings - Tip Card (Spanish) Hablemos Sobre Los Sentimientos
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    Talk, read and sing with your child about music
    Let's Talk About Music - Flyer (English and Spanish) Talk, read and sing with your child about music
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    نتحدث عن الموسيقى
    Let's Talk About Music - Poster (Arabic) نتحدث عن الموسيقى
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    Uploaded: 7/1/2022
    Talk, read and sing with your children about music
    Let's Talk About Music - Poster (English) Talk, read and sing with your children about music
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    Size: 348 kB
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    Hablemos De Música
    Let's Talk About Music - Poster (Spanish) Hablemos De Música
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    Size: 365 kB
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    نتحدث عن الموسيقى
    Let's Talk About Music - Tip Card (Arabic) نتحدث عن الموسيقى
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    Size: 184 kB
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    Let's talk about music
    Let's Talk About Music - Tip Card (English) Let's talk about music
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    Hablemos De Música
    Let's Talk About Music - Tip Card (Spanish) Hablemos De Música
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    Talk, read and sing with your child everyday! Try these activities to talk about nature with your child!
    Let's Talk About Nature - Activities (Arabic) Talk, read and sing with your child everyday! Try these activities to talk about nature with your child!
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    Talk, read and sing with your child everyday! Try these activities to talk about nature with your child!
    Let's Talk About Nature - Activities (English) Talk, read and sing with your child everyday! Try these activities to talk about nature with your child!
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    ¡Hable, lea y cante con sus niños todos los días!
    Let's Talk About Nature - Activities (Spanish) ¡Hable, lea y cante con sus niños todos los días!
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    Let’s talk about nature at home and around our neighborhood! Together with your little one, search for the items below and use words to describe them. Talking about the things we see builds children’s vocabularies and brains.

Hablemos de la naturaleza en casa y en nuestro vecindario! Junto a tu pequeño, busca los objetos que aparecen a continuación y utiliza palabras para describirlos. Hablando de las cosas que vemos refuerza el vocabulario y el cerebro de los niños.
    Let's Talk About Nature - Scavenger Hunt (English and Spanish) Let’s talk about nature at home and around our neighborhood! Together with your little one, search for the items below and use words to describe them. Talking about the things we see builds children’s vocabularies and brains. Hablemos de la naturaleza en casa y en nuestro vecindario! Junto a tu pequeño, busca los objetos que aparecen a continuación y utiliza palabras para describirlos. Habla...
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    ! فلنتحدث عن الطبيعة
    Let's Talk About Nature - Tip Card (Arabic) ! فلنتحدث عن الطبيعة
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    Talk, read and sing with your children about nature
    Let's Talk About Nature - Tip Card Talk, read and sing with your children about nature
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    Hablemos de la Naturaleza!
    Let's Talk About Nature - Tip Card (Spanish) Hablemos de la Naturaleza!
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    Celebrate culture, diversity & inclusion with your students!
    Let's Talk About Community - Community Calendar Celebrate culture, diversity & inclusion with your students!
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    Book and video recommendations for young children
    Let's Talk About Community - Book & Video Recommendations Book and video recommendations for young children
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    Sample social media posts to engage parents and caregivers
    Let's Talk About Community - Sample Social Media Posts Sample social media posts to engage parents and caregivers
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    Talk, read and sing with your children every day with this daily tip calendar
    Let's Talk About Community - Community Tip Calendar (English) Talk, read and sing with your children every day with this daily tip calendar
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    ¡Hable, lea y cante con sus niños todos los días!
    Let's Talk About Community - Community Tip Calendar (Spanish) ¡Hable, lea y cante con sus niños todos los días!
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    Talk, read and sing with your children about your community (English and Spanish)
    Let's Talk About Community - Tip Card Talk, read and sing with your children about your community (English and Spanish)
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    Talk, read and sing with your children about Winter
    Let's Talk About Winter - Tip Card (English) Talk, read and sing with your children about Winter
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    Actividades de invierno que ayudan a tus hijos a aprender
    Let's Talk About Winter - Tip Card (Spanish) Actividades de invierno que ayudan a tus hijos a aprender
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    PopUp-TRS-Music
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