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Recap of our #First5Chat - Talking is Teaching

Make every moment a teachable moment with your child, simply by talking to them. Talking to your child from birth can boost their brain development and increase parent-child bonding. Learn more at the next #First5Chat – and get some great  #TalkingisTeaching tips!

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Too Small to FailToo Small to Fail was created as a partnership between The Clinton Foundation and The Opportunity Institute to improve the health & well-being of America's children ages 0-5. Follow: @2SmalltoFail

Special Guests:

Jill Simonian – TV Host & Entertainment Journalist turned Parenting Lifestyle Personality now seen weekly on CBS Los Angeles' 5pm News every Wednesday night! (You might also recognize me from NBC's TODAY Show, HLN, Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" & more). Follow: @JillSimonian

Kristin Cruz – Entertaining LA & OC families on KOST 103.5 radio & iHeart Radio daily with The Mark & Kristin Show. Voted Top 5 Female Morning Radio DJ's in America. Featured on a bunch of news shows, a few Reality TV Shows & some Red Carpets. "But none of that prepared me for MOTHERHOOD." Follow: @KristinCruz

Use: #First5Chat

Topics include:

  • Why the early years are so important to children’s development
  • How parents & caregivers can use everyday moments to boost their children’s language development
  • Benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism on early brain development


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