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President Bill Clinton Celebrating Our Talking Is Teaching Playground Panels in Baltimore

By Too Small to Fail

Last week, former President Bill Clinton visited a playground in Baltimore where Too Small to Fail has integrated “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” conversation panels. This playground is a result of a partnership between Too Small to Fail, the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), and the Foundation for BCPL. The bright and colorful panels encourage children and parents to turn play time into meaningful opportunities to talk, read, and sing with their young children. Messages also highlight how these simple interactions can promote children’s early brain and language development. In conjunction with the event, Too Small to Fail distributed 1,000 new books to children and families in the surrounding community. Watch our video of the event here

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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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4 Things to Know About Your Child’s Social-Emotional Development

By Too Small to Fail

Research shows that a strong social and emotional foundation in early childhood powerfully impacts children’s later attitudes and behaviors, academic performance, career path, and adult health outcomes.  Parents and caregivers can help their little ones develop social-emotional skills—the capacity for strong relationships, emotional awareness, and the ability to recognize, understand, express, and respond to feelings in socially appropriate ways—from the moment they are born. 

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The Benefits of Bilingualism

By Too Small to Fail

Did you know? Young children can learn several languages at the same time by hearing parents use them as part of everyday conversations. While some parents may believe that their children may be confused by hearing more than one language, research shows that learning multiple languages actually benefits their overall learning and development. In addition to having a larger vocabulary, bilingual children develop important thinking skills such as the ability to multi-task and engage in more flexible thinking. Growing up in a bilingual environment can also help children learn to regulate emotions and develop stronger social skills.

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Raising Strong Girls

By Too Small to Fail

Research shows that early experiences in children’s lives have a lifelong impact on their learning and development. From the moment they’re born, babies learn to feel safe and secure in their world through the relationships they have with their parents and caregivers. When adults provide little ones with consistent, nurturing care from the very beginning, they help them to develop healthy attitudes about themselves and create trusting relationships with others.

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New Year, New Routines

By Too Small to Fail

Every family benefits from routines, and daily ones you share together are important to help your baby thrive! Consistent routines help young children know what to expect in the day and makes them feel safe. Routines play an important role in child development: they provide little ones with opportunities to learn, bond with their caregivers, and handle transitions more easily.

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Raising a Resilient Child

By Too Small to Fail

The quality of the relationship you have with your child plays a big role in her healthy development! Building a close, loving relationship is the most important thing you can do to help your little one develop resilience, the coping skills that will help her bounce back in the face of difficult circumstances. 

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