Category: Newsletter

An Attitude of Gratitude

By Too Small to Fail

Grateful children are a delight, but gratitude means more than just good manners. Instilling a sense of gratitude in children is an important part of healthy social-emotional development. Studies show that gratitude can benefit children by bettering relationships with their peers and family, improving school performance and decreasing envy and materialism. 

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How Does Your Baby Communicate?

By Too Small to Fail

Does your baby communicate? The answer is yes—from the moment he or she is born! Even though your baby might not be talking yet, your baby is communicating through crying, babbling, cooing and body movements. 

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Wash Time is Talk Time Launches in Oakland!

By Too Small to Fail

Making Wash Time Talk Time

Families spend an average of 2.5 hours during each visit to the laundromat – it’s just part of a regular routine for many parents and children. But laundry time can be a valuable opportunity for parents and caregivers to engage their littlest learners in talking, reading and singing, and help turn a tedious task into a fun, educational experience! 

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How You Can Make Early Math Count!

By Too Small to Fail

It’s as simple as one, two, three – research shows that cultivating a child’s understanding of math concepts from an early age can have a significant, positive impact on their future learning and success.

That’s why earlier this week, we announced two exciting new partnerships that will help give parents and caregivers the resources to transform everyday moments into simple, math-rich learning activities for their children.

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Join The #TalkingIsTeachingTips Challenge

Patti Miller, Director, Too Small to Fail
By Patti Miller, Director, Too Small to Fail

#TalkingIsTeachingTips Challenge

We launched Too Small to Fail in 2013 with an important goal: help give every child the very best chance to succeed in school and in life by empowering parents, caregivers, and community members with the resources to promote and support early language and brain development. 

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Launching the First “Talking is Teaching” Playground

By Too Small to Fail

July is National Parks and Recreation Month, a time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather with your young children and family. From exploring the hills and meadows in national park land, to climbing on the jungle gym in the local playground – engaging and talking to your child as you spend time outdoors can have enormous benefits for his or her brain development.  

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Building Skills to Last a Lifetime

By Too Small to Fail

Dad plays peek a boo with baby

Keeping focused, staying calm, and making sense of the complicated world can be difficult for young children, but helping your child get an early start on building this skill set is essential for their brain’s development and learning.

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Let's Celebrate Dads!

By Too Small to Fail

Dad and baby with bottle

This week, as families come together to celebrate and honor  fathers, we want to recognize just how special and important dads are to raising happy, healthy babies.

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