Talking is Teaching

Chippewa Valley

When you talk, read, sing, and play with your child - even before they can use words - you're building their brain and helping to prepare them 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, sing, and play with your child every day.

About

"Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" is a public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their power to boost their children's early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions - like describing things while walking outside, or singing songs together during bath time. Using books, parent videos, text messaging, social media, and information from expert partners. Talking is Teaching empowers parents and caregivers with fun and easy ways to improve their babies' learning. 

Talking is Teaching is a campaign of Too Small to Fail.

Resources

Let's Talk About Books

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF | Link

Family Tip Sheet: PDF | Link

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Sample social posts | Graphic

Illustrations: ABC book | Book with rocket

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Let's Talk About Cars

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Sample social posts | Graphic

Illustrations: Blue car | Red car

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Let's Talk About Water

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF 

Wash Time is Talk Time Tip Sheet: PDF | Link

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Sample social posts | Graphic

Illustrations: Elephant spraying water

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Let's Talk About Sunshine

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF 

Playtime Tip Sheet: PDF | Link

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Sample social posts | Graphic

Illustrations: Sun

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Let's Talk About Shapes

Tips Calendar

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF 

Shapes Tip Sheet: PDF

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Sample social posts | Graphic

Illustrations: Blocks

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Let's Talk About Math

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF 

Let's Talk About Math Tip Sheet: PDF | Link

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Sample social posts | Graphic

Illustrations: Three sheep

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Let's Talk About Play

Tips Calendar

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF 

Playtime Activities Tip Sheet: PDF | Link

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Sample social posts | Graphic

Illustrations: Hippo

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Let's Talk About Feelings

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF 

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content CalendarGraphic

Small Children Have Big Feelings: Videos, graphics & tip sheets

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Let's Talk About Bedtime

Tips Calendar

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Lullaby Tip Sheet: PDF | Link

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Sample social posts | Graphic

Illustrations: Moon

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Let's Talk About Clothes

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF 

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Coloring Pages: PDF

Parent Tip Sheet: PDF

Social Media: Sample | Calendar | Clothes Graphic | Laundry Graphic

Illustrations: Rain Coat | Clothes | Hippo | Glove | Giraffe

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Let's Talk About Colors

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Art Tip Sheet: PDF

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Sample social posts | Graphic

Illustrations: Rainbow

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Let's Talk About Food

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Healthy Food Poster: English | Spanish

Tipsheet: PDF

Placemat: English | Spanish

Social Media: Sample | Calendar | Graphic 1 | Graphic 2 | Graphic 3 | Graphic 4

Illustrations: Apple | Sliced Apple | Banana | Yellow Pepper | Sandwich

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Let's Talk About Night-Time

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF 

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Graphic 1 | Sample social posts

Lullaby: Poster | Tipsheet

Illustrations: Moon | Owl | Star | Bear Book

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Let's Talk About Animals

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Let's Talk Farm Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Graphic | Sample social posts

Illustrations: Chick | Cow | Dog | Frog | Giraffe | Hare

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Let's Talk About Nature

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content CalendarGraphic

Tip Sheet: Fun with Science

Illustrations: Tree | Leaves | Animal Tracks

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Let's Talk About Grandparents

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Graphic

Tip Sheet: PDF

Illustrations: Dog Family | Kangaroo

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Let's Talk About The World

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Graphic | Sample social posts

Illustrations: Bird | Stars | Rainbow | Cloud

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Let's Talk About Reading

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Let's Talk Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar | Graphic 1 | Sample social posts

Tip Sheet: Family Reading

Illustrations: Dog Family | Book Worm

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Let's Talk About the Weather

Tips calendar: English | Spanish

Book & Video Recommendations: PDF

Let's Talk Sunshine Poster: English | Spanish

Let's Talk Rain Poster: English | Spanish

Social Media: Content Calendar

Illustrations: Rainbow | Rain Cloud | Lightning

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