Video Forum: Language is the Secret Sauce for Babies and Toddlers

June 9th, 2014 by 1 Comment

Talking to babies and toddlers will nourish their brains and improve their chances for literacy, said Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald when she spoke to TEDx Atlanta.  Language distinguishes humans from every other species. Children learn to read through third grade and read to learn after third grade.  This matters because seventy percent of Georgia children of all ages cannot read at the third grade level.  Fitzgerald is Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner and former chair of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation board.  This speech is a great resource for everyone who wants to understand what can be done to give every child a better start.

 

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