Equipping Volunteers to Help Parents Talk, Read, and Sing with their Children from Birth

 Patti Miller and Kara Dukakis
By Patti Miller and Kara Dukakis

Almost 60 percent of children start kindergarten unprepared, lagging behind their peers in critical literacy skills. Research shows that simple, back-and-forth interactions with parents and caregivers—like talking, reading, and singing from birth—can help prepare children for success in school and in life.  

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TSTF and Univision Partner on New Miniseries Airing Sunday, 9/3

By Too Small to Fail

We’re excited to share that we’re continuing our partnership with Univision to raise awareness about the importance of early brain development with the broadcast of a new miniseries, “La Fuerza de Creer” (The Power of Believing). The first episode will air on Univision at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. CT) this Sunday, September 3rd.

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Let's Talk About Early Math

By Too Small to Fail

Babies doing math? That’s right! Children’s brains are ready to understand number concepts from a very early age. Early math skills have a big impact on children’s school readiness—in fact, research has found that a strong understanding of early math concepts predicts both a child’s future math and literacy skills.

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Let's Sing! The Benefits of Music in Early Childhood

By Too Small to Fail

Listening to music and singing with your little one is not only fun but can play a powerful role in helping to support his/her early brain and language development.  Music introduces children to new words, sound patterns, and more, which helps develop listening and comprehension skills. These skills help build the necessary foundation for learning how to read.  

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Why We Celebrate Dads All Year Long

By Too Small to Fail

This past Sunday, we celebrated the amazing dads in our lives. Here at Too Small to Fail, we know fathers play a critical role in their children’s development and should be celebrated all year long.

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