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.

Children’s brains are ready to understand number concepts from a very early age. If you use math words in everyday conversations with your toddlers and preschoolers, they’ll do better in math and reading when they reach elementary school.