The 30 Million Words Gap
Did you know that children who live in professional families hear, on average, over 30 million more words than children in low income families and almost 15 million words more than children living in working class homes – all by age three?
Did you also know that children’s vocabulary at age three is predictive of their language skills at ages nine and ten?
Did you know that there are things you can do to help your children develop the language they need before entering preschool?
Explore the resources and tools that follow to help you develop your child’s language skills in interesting and fun ways.
Free Resources to Help Build Oral Language Skills
- Talking is Teaching Family Moments – Use Sesame Street’s Family Book in English or Family Book in Spanish to find fun and engaging ways to develop language skills.
- Sesame Street also provides storybooks in English and storybooks in Spanish.
Learn More About Closing the 30 Million Words Gap
- More Than Baby Talk – This guide offers parents a series of proven practices to help develop language and communication skills with their infants and toddlers.