Talk, Read, and Sing - Talking is Teaching
October 2021
Created by Great Lakes Bay Parents - Informing parents since 2012!
You are your child's lifelong teacher.

"Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" is a public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions ... "
LET'S TALK ABOUT FALL!
Let’s talk, read, and sing about FALL During the fall, the weather can start to get cooler! You can turn this into a learning moment with your little one by asking, “How has the weather changed?” Then, talk about what clothes you wear when it starts to get cold! “How can we stay warm in the fall?”

Talking is Teaching has tips and resources to help parents talk to their children, even those who are very young. 

ACTIVITES
LET'S TALK TOGETHER
NATURE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: COLORS AND SHAPES
Michigan Learning Channel

Fall time is a great time to learn and have fun in nature. This Michigan Learning Channel video has tips to help you build your own tool to explore the different colors and shapes outside in your neighborhood.

MAKE LEAF OBSERVATION ON AN AUTUMN NATURE WALK
PBS for PARENTS

PBS for Parents has tips on how to make leaf art from leaves you collect on an autumn nature walk. Learn about colors, textures and shapes.

LET'S READ TOGETHER

Let’s talk about FALL! These recommended books and videos will help you talk to your child about letters. Visit your local library to talk with your librarian for more ideas.  
ASK A LIBRARIAN: Looking for more books & video ideas?

Contact your local library to learn about the FREE resources available to you and your child.

Birch Run - Thomas E. Fleschner Memorial Library 989-624-5171

Breckenridge -  Howe Memorial Library 989-842-3202

Bridgeport - Bridgeport Public Library 989-777-6030

Chesaning Township - River Rapids District Library 989-845-3211

Frankenmuth -  Frankenmuth Wickson District Library 989-652-8323

Hemlock -  Rauchholz Memorial Library 989-642-8621

Merrill -  Merrill District Library 989-643-7300

Saginaw -  Public Libraries of Saginaw 989-755-0904

Butman-Fish Library 989-799-9160

Rudolph C. Zauel Memorial Library 989-799-2771

Ruth Brady Wickes Library 989-752-3821

Saint Charles -  Saint Charles District Library 989-865-9371
LET'S SING TOGETHER!
GUESS THE SEASON SONG
Sesame Street

Let’s sing about FALL! Sing along with Abby, Zoe, and Rosita to learn about the different seasons, including fall.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TALKING TO YOUNG CHILDREN
LEARNING BEGINS AT BIRTH
by Talking is Teaching

"When you talk, read, and sing with your child—even before she can use words—you’re building her brain and helping to prepare her for success in school and in life.
But it may not always be easy to talk to babies, especially when they can’t talk back. To help, we’ve pulled fun tips and resources grounded in the best science, to help you talk, read, and sing with your child every day.

FALL NATURE & OUTDOOR EVENTS
SAGINAW COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION
Explore Saginaw County's Parks

These parks provide over 550 acres of parkland, including 18 miles of hiking trails, two boat launches, four fishing access sites, a swimming beach, picnic shelters, and many diverse recreation programs.

Imerman Memorial Park - 3495 Midland Rd. Saginaw
Price Nature Center - 6685 Sheridan Rd, Saginaw
Ringwood Forest - Ring Rd, St Charles
Saginaw Valley Rail Trail - 6225 Stroebel Rd, Saginaw
Veteran's Memorial Park - 1543-1701 Bay City Rd, Saginaw
William H. Haithco Recreation Area - 2121 Schust Rd, Saginaw
PRICE NATURE CENTER
RINGWOOD FOREST
GREAT LAKES BAY PARENTS
The Great Lakes Bay Region is a wonderful place to live! The region offers families so much to do, including apple/ pumpkin farms, Halloween and fall events, in-door play learning centers and play areas, and a rich arts and cultural community. Discover it all with the help of the Great Lakes Bay Parents' KIDS DAILY CALENDAR.

LOCAL RESOURCE
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*This newsletter was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0055-01-0090TP0002, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

**Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.