The Playground Where Babies Learn to Talk

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Research says that the more you talk to your child, the more they develop vital cognitive language skills that lay the foundation for their literacy skills for the rest of their lives. Research studies have linked the number of words babies and infants hear and the successes these children have in school later in life, and there is a staggering difference between the number of words low-income and high-income children are exposed to. The Too Small to Fail project is building playgrounds with installations designed to get children and caretakers talking. These small adjustments to parent-child interactions in common spaces that families of all incomes are able to frequently access can make a big difference. Learn more.