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SmartBaby Research

Interventions are effective in supporting young children's brain development by enriching their language environment.

Issue Brief: The Word Gap

Toxic stress affects the mind and body of a child.

Issue Brief: What are ACES?

Programs that promote learning by beginning at birth, will change stories and futures.

Video: Change the 1st 5 Years & You Change Everything

Early reading helps babies learn to speak as well as bond and interact with parents

Ages & Stages: Raising a Reader

90% of brain development happens before the 5th birthday. 95% of education dollars are for kids 5+.

PDF: Early Care and Edcuation

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.

Talking is Teaching

Even singing songs, such as Old McDonald, and saying nursery rhymes support brain growth.

Q&A: Building Early Language Skills

We now know that children gain significant knowledge of language, reading, and writing long before they enter school.

PDF: Early Literacy

A video focusing on early language and literacy development.

Video: A Window Into the World

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