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Strengthen parents’ skills by increasing understanding of their child’s development



At-risk children & families, Child development, Communication & language, English & dual language learners, Family engagement, Literacy & reading, Parent activities & support

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This season, give a child a gift that will last. No money, batteries, or 2-year contract required. All you need to do is talk with the child! And if you do so mindfully–keeping these few pointers in mind–you’ll help that child build enduring literacy skills that will last for a lifetime. Try these tips and free downloads for easy ways to engage children in conversation and during reading time. (We dedicate this last issue of the year to the memory of Betty Hart, whose groundbreaking research served as a foundation for many of the interventions highlighted within.)

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