f t 9 !

Let’s Talk about Quality Time During the Holidays!

By Too Small to Fail

The holidays are a great opportunity to share family traditions with your little ones. The quality time parents and family members spend with their children can have long lasting benefits by building family bonds and bolstering children’s social-emotional development.  During the holiday season, parents can incorporate quality family time into everyday activities by talking, reading, and singing with their children. 

Meeting Families Where They Are: Too Small to Fail is Proud to Partner with Bright Spaces®


Too Small to Fail is proud to partner with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® and Bright Spaces®, which provides warm, safe, enriching places in homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and other agencies for children and youth experiencing homelessness or other crises. We are working to create language-rich environments in Bright Spaces® around the country by providing them with a variety of “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” resources to support children’s early brain and language development.

Tania Santana is the Child & Youth Coordinator at Casa Central’s La Posada, an interim shelter and Bright Space® agency in Chicago, which has a program for families experiencing homelessness. La Posada and other Bright Space® agencies are using our materials, including our “Let’s Talk about Moving Our Bodies” poster, to engage children in physical activities and conversations about different ways to stay healthy and active. We’re grateful for dedicated partners like Tania and everyone working with Bright Spaces® who are committed to improving the lives of children and families across the country.



In Case You Missed It


President Bill Clinton visited a “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” themed playground at Sollers Point Library in Baltimore County on October 30, 2017.  The playground features our Talking is Teaching conversation panels, encouraging families to turn playtime into opportunities to promote children’s early brain and language development.  Watch a video from The Baltimore Sun about the event here. 



Tip of the Week


Whether you live down the hall or across the country from your grandchild, you can develop close connections with him/her by sharing a story this holiday season. Talking, reading, and singing with your grandchildren can help you to build strong relationships with them AND promote their language development!  

Posted In: Newsletter