Language and the Brain
Explore the many ways that children learn language from zero to three.
All of the information about language in this interactive piece will help you understand and enrich your child’s communication skills. As you explore the information in this interactive piece, consider:
- Taking screenshots or jotting down notes or questions when you see something you want to think more about.
- Making notes of any questions you’d like to ask your child’s pediatrician.
- Sharing interesting and helpful information you’ve learned with other adults in your child’s life.
Alphabet art is a fun, hands-on way to help kids recognize the shapes of letters. It can also provide an opportunity to layer in learning across subjects. Watch this video and think of ways you might incorporate letter crafts into your work with kids and families.
Abby’s Letter Garden
Prepare children for school success by exposing them to uppercase letters, helping them recognize them, and write them themselves.
Building and Rebuilding Language Skills—and Community!
An article about building children’s language skills by enriching your interactions.
Terry Crews Is an Artist
Terry Crews, Count, and Abby talk about the word “artist.”
Creating Alphabet-Rich Environments
Alphabet recognition involves learning the names, shapes, and sounds of the letters in the alphabet, and it helps get kids ready for phonics learning. There are so many ways to introduce the alphabet to young children. Adding a little alphabet magic to your environment can be a great place to start.
I Know My Letters
A printable alphabet coloring page.
Building a Reader
An interactive course that explores key literacy goals, strategies, and activities to support learning around language and literacy in children ages 2-5.