Talk, Read, and Sing to Children Every Day
Children begin learning as soon as they are born! Research shows that talking, reading, and singing with your child every day from birth helps build their brains as well as important language, math, reading, and social skills for use in school and beyond.
Here are a few resources and programs that are doing great work to promote talking, reading, and singing with children every day!
- Providence Talks is a free program that is helping families in Providence talk more with young children, unlocking the teaching power of parents.
- Reach Out and Read Rhode Island works to incorporate books into pediatric care and encourages families to read aloud together. There are 65 Reach Out and Read pediatric practices in the state where young children get a brand-new book at each check up and families receive tips on how to read aloud to children beginning at birth.