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Univision Focuses on Early Learning During Education Week

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Univision Focuses on Early Learning During Education Week

All this week, Too Small to Fail media partner Univision and its affiliate stations across the country are participating in the network’s fourth annual Education Week, a multimedia campaign on education that spans across television, radio, digital and community events.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with them on this effort. During Education Week, Univision affiliates across the country deliver compelling stories, important research and useful resources to help Hispanic families better engage their children’s education for success in school and beyond. This week, popular shows like “Primer Impacto”, “Hoy” and “Aqui y Ahora”, are showing viewers how to talk, read and sing with young children every day, and how those activities develop language and early learning skills.

An important message throughout some of this programming is how dual language learners—children whose families speak a language other than English at home—benefit greatly from being spoken to in their parent’s native language. As we have highlighted in the past, children who are exposed to more than one language typically develop stronger math and reading skills in English, are more creative thinkers, and problem-solve better than monolingual children. But this advantage is strongest when children hear many words from parents and caregivers, so they can develop a large vocabulary in their home language as well as in English.

We’re sharing this week’s Education Week programming in our social media, as well as information about dual language learners from researchers and other partners. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook, or by using #ClaveAlExito!

Resources for Sharing:

  • This Univision page includes listings for Education Week programming.
  • Five tips for parents about dual language learning, and how to encourage vocabulary development in young children.
  • This op-ed from Cindy McCain and Roberto Llamas of Univision explains why it’s important for parents to talk, read and sing frequently to their children—in any language.

VIDEO: An animated video featuring famous bilingual singer and author Jose Luiz Orozco. >>

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