Raise a Reader!: Talking

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Books that Invite Participation

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Learn about Talking

Raise a Reader Talking

Talking, telling stories and stretching conversations help children learn new words, learn to express themselves and learn how to have a conversation.

Very young children can understand spoken words before they can speak any of them —talk to them and you will be amazed at how your child responds.

Talking to your child about many different events, ideas and stories helps them develop the general knowledge they need to understand the content of what they will read in books when they are older.

Talking to your child in the language you are most fluent in is the best way to help your child develop early literacy skills.