Bonus Episode: How Parents Can Lay the Foundation for Literacy Success with Maya Smart


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Did you know that babies less than a day old can parse out different vowel sounds? Or that language learning starts early while a baby is in utero, by about 35 weeks’ gestation, and the formation of synapses involved in language learning peaks during the first 6 months after birth? Me neither, until I read Maya Smart’s READING FOR OUR LIVES: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six, a step-by-step guide for building literacy in a child’s early years. Maya is here today to discuss key strategies that parents should employ early (and often), conventional reading tools and instruction focuses on teachers and the school years, essential lessons parents can – and should – give their children, and more…

For those that are new around here, I release bonus episodes with unique topics that may not interest my wider audience so if this topic doesn’t fit what you’re looking for, join me back here next Tuesday for a conversation about the importance of outdoor play (sans parents!) that you don’t want to miss!


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