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Closing the Word Gap is Not Enough. It Takes Quality Interactions

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

The “30 Million Word Gap” - This phrase keeps popping up in community service programs and in the news media.  Across the US, communities are launching public awareness campaigns and innovative programs supported by public and private funding to “close the word gap” by encouraging families to talk, sing and read every day with their young children.  Learn more about new projects in Illinois, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and California.

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Tags: parent-child interaction, word gap, early literacy, language skills