Friday, October 30, 2015

"Too Small To Fail"...But NOT Too Small to Talk

Everyday activities can give children the opportunity to learn.  Here's one small example:

A short excerpt:
“Wash Time is Talk Time” will deploy resources to 5,000 laundromats in underserved communities to help families use laundry time as meaningful opportunities to talk, read, and sing with their young children
Oakland, CA – Today, Too Small to Fail launched “Wash Time is Talk Time” in Oakland, California. Today’s launch is part of its 2015 Clinton Global Initiative “Wash Time is Talk Time” Commitment to Action — made in partnership with the Coin Laundry Association (CLA), the Laundry Project, Jumpstart, First 5 Alameda County, University of Arkansas, and — which aims to reach parents in underserved communities nationwide. 
Research finds that the average laundromat visit takes two to two-and-a-half hours — making laundry time a valuable, yet often overlooked opportunity to engage in language-rich activities. Today’s events at Advantage Laundry and A1 Laundry in Oakland, California, include resources for young children and families to engage in early learning and development activities. Additionally…”

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