Did you catch the latest research on the language gap that emerges as early as 18 months between the children of wealthy professionals and those of less educated parents?
I found this point to be particularly useful to share with parents:
Mr. Dickinson said he feared that some preschool teachers or parents might extract the message about the importance of vocabulary and pervert it. “The worst thing that could come out of all this interest in vocabulary,” he said, “is flash cards with pictures making kids memorize a thousand words.”
Instead, literacy experts emphasize the importance of natural conversations with children, asking questions while reading books, and helping children identify words during playtime.