Talk To Me

Learning to talk is the most important first step to learning to read.

Share many ways parents and caregivers

give children a big vocabulary. Begin with

a dozen conversation starters, stickers and

say-what-you-see games. 

It doesn’t take more time.

It takes more words.

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Welcome to Families and Friends of PlaySmart Literacy.

We hope to share many minutes of
PLAY filled with WORDS with you.

A Spanish version of The Gift of Words  is available from Play Smart Literacy intern Hope Orsi.

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