Talking is Teaching is a public awareness and action campaign that's part of Too Small to Fail, a joint initiative of The Opportunity Institute and the Clinton Foundation. Talking is Teaching helps parents recognize their power to boost their children's early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions - like describing things while walking outside, or singing songs together during bath time. Using books, parent videos, text messaging, social media, and information from expert partners, Talking is Teaching empowers parents and caregivers with fun and easy ways to improve their babies' learning.
Talking is Teaching partnered with the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education on a new set of resources to help parents, caregivers and providers support young children’s social-emotional development. The resources - which include tip sheets, a milestones chart, a research fact sheet, and a “Let’s Talk About Feelings” poster - provide both information on young children’s age-appropriate behaviors and capabilities, and simple actions parents and caregivers can take to help manage behavior, support social skills, and encourage emotional awareness.
Talking is Teaching has teamed up with some of our friends, such as the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and First 5 LA, to introduce their materials to those communities to great success. Take a look at their website, they have a lot to offer your community, too!