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Little Kids, Big Questions
is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Early Language and Literacy

Learning to read and write doesn’t start in kindergarten or first grade. Developing language and literacy skills begins at birth through everyday loving interactions—sharing books, telling stories, singing songs, and talking to one another. In this section you will learn how adults—parents, grandparents and teachers—play a very important role in preparing young children for future school success and in becoming self-confident and motivated learners. 

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Early Literacy and Language Tips and Tools - In this section, you will find a range of resources on promoting early literacy and language skills in very young children.

Q & A - In this section, you will find a range of resources on promoting early literacy and language skills in very young children.

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