Language DevelopmentLanguage development begins at birth. The first five years of life offer a critical window for brain growth. The more words and conversations you share together, beginning in infancy, the better prepared your child will be for life-long learning. When parents connect with their children through books, stories, songs and games, they are helping build a foundation for them to become strong readers and writers when they enter school. You are your baby’s first and best teacher!
EventsThrough our community multimedia campaign and free Talking is Teaching engagement events, our goal is to provide parents of children birth to five with fun ideas to nurture early learning.
About UsTalking is Teaching is a local campaign launched in 2014 by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and Tulsa Educare designed to increase awareness across our community of the importance of talking, reading, singing and playing from birth. We believe these early connections are the foundation for healthy relationships and future success.
Share Your Learning Moments
If you talk, read and sing with your child, take the time to capture the moment and share it on social media using #iTalkReadSing for a chance to be featured on our Facebook page! Visit us there to learn more and share tips with other families.
Explore the Reading Tree
Planning a trip to Gathering Place? The Reading Tree is a place for you and your children to participate in scheduled storytime with others who have a love for reading!
Visit Your Local Library
Finding places to learn doesn't have to be a challenge! Schedule a day to visit your local library - they'd be happy to supply your little ones with plenty of fun, interactive learning experiences and materials!