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A Very Big Week

Too Small to Fail
By Too Small to Fail

When parents begin reading to their children every day from birth, they help build vocabulary and improve their children’s ability to learn. This is the message that millions of people across the country will hear this year, thanks to a new joint effort between Too Small to Fail and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Scholastic Inc., Reach Out and Read, Text4baby, and Sesame Workshop.

The news was announced yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative America in Denver by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and spread quickly with news that pediatricians and other health care providers across the country will distribute free books during well-baby exams, and urge parents to read, talk, and sing to their babies from birth.

You can read more about the partnership effort here. You can also pick up tips about how to incorporate talking, reading and singing into every day activities on our Facebook page, and by visiting www.talkingisteaching.org.

SPECIAL NEWS: We are thrilled to feature special video messages from President Barack Obama, Secretary Clinton, Senator Bill Frist and Cindy McCain urging parents to talk, read and sing to their children to help close the word gap. Watch the videos, read the blog post from the White House about this effort, and then share widely with your networks! >>

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