TMW Tips: Talk numbers

Students at Jamison Street Preschool in west Pensacola engage in center-based, interactive learning throughout the day. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

It’s never too early to talk numbers with a child.

Using words that start the conversation about comparison, patterns and shapes is important.

That’s advice from Dr. Dana Suskind’s book, “Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain.”

Research that Suskind and her team at the University of Chicago have done supports research that indicates that the more words a young child hears, the stronger the connections in that child’s brain will be. Children who hear fewer words before age 3 face challenges in developing language and reading skills they will need to succeed in school.

Need some help getting started? Try this:


For more advice, check out TMW Tips: Building Your Baby’s Brain, linked here.