Welcome to Raising A Talker
The Place for Information about Language and Learning in Young Children.
Talking, tuning in, and responding a little more, a little more consciously, and right from birth makes a difference. It gives young children meaningful benefits – early on, later in kindergarten, school and beyond.
Science is clear: More conversations, words, and back and forth exchanges with infants and toddlers give them a meaningful head start and help to build stronger, smarter brains.
More conversations and meaningful interactions mean more opportunities for infants and toddlers to learn and to build those skills necessary to do well in kindergarten and school. Babies learn through conversations with you.
Most children learn to understand and talk without much effort, and so parents and caregivers often think that they can’t do much. Not true! They can support and shape their child’s language and learning. In doing so, they invest in the child’s future.
How? Through lots of talking, responding and small and conscious tweaks in your daily interactions.
Talking, Tuning in, and Responding = Connecting, Learning, Brain Building
Support for Each Child: Talk and Engage from Birth.
“Everything children are going to learn, they are going to learn through their ability to understand language and to produce language.”
– J. Huttenlocher, Language scientist