Explore the resources you’ll need to launch a campaign in your community, including training materials, tips for parents, information on materials in our branded toolkits, and a sample press kit. Ready to get started? Check out our action checklist.
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Let's Talk, Read and Sing About STEM!
Too Small to Fail partnered with The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) on a set of early science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) resources for families and educators of young children. The “Let’s Talk, Read and Sing About STEM!” resources provide fun, concrete tips for families, caregivers, and early educators on easy ways to incorporate STEM concepts and vocabulary into everyday routines, and suggestions for activities to engage young children in STEM learning.
- Tips for Families with Young Children English | Spanish
- Tips for Infant/Toddler Teachers and Providers English | Spanish
- Tips for Preschool Teachers and Providers English | Spanish
- "Let's Talk About the World" Poster English | Spanish
Talk, Read, Sing Together Every Day! Tip Sheets
Too Small to Fail worked with the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) on a suite of resources that can help enrich children’s early language experiences beginning from birth. There are tip sheets for families, preschool teachers, and infant/toddler teachers and caregivers, as well as a fact sheet that highlights the evidence behind the benefits of being bilingual and embracing children’s home languages.
- It's Never Too Early to Help Your Child Learn —Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day! English |Spanish
- Tips for Families English | Spanish
- The Benefits of Being Bilingual – A Review for Teachers and Other Early Education Program Providers English | Spanish
- Tips for Using Language at Home and in the Community English | Spanish
- Tips for Infant & Toddler Teachers and Caregivers English | Spanish
- Tips For Preschool Teachers & Other Early Childhood Education Program Providers English | Spanish
More Guides for Parents and Providers
Too Small to Fail worked with our partners at Sesame Workshop and the American Academy of Pediatrics to create free, downloadable guides for families and those who work with them. Inside are tips and activities around talking, reading and singing with young children.
Tips for Infants & Toddlers (PDF)
Talking is Teaching Community Provider Guide (PDF)
Books Build Connections Toolkit. Learn what every pediatrician can do to promote early literacy and learning. (AAP.org)
Tips for Health Care Professionals (PDF)
Talk, Tech & Teachings Convening
Too Small to Fail and The George Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a one-day convening with local leaders from across the country to discuss early literacy and language development campaigns, share lessons learned, disseminate early research and explore opportunities to collaborate.
Guides for Faith Community Engagement
The Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing campaign in Tulsa partnered with the local faith-based community to promote early literacy and learning. Here is more information on the strategy in Tulsa and the Orientation Handbook used to train faith leaders involved in the effort. General resources on engaging the faith community will be available soon.
- "Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" in Tulsa: Engaging the Faith-Based Community (One-pager)
- Webinar: Engaging with the Failth Community to Support Early Childhood Development
- Tulsa Faith Community Orientation Handbook (PDF)
Our tote bags include a variety of unique tools to help parents and caregivers talk, read and sing more with their young children. Learn more about each item, the cost, and how to order them from our partners here.
- Tote bag
- Blanket or Towel
- Infant-Toddler books from Scholastic and Highlights
- Sesame Street Family Resource Guide
- Sesame Street CD
- Sesame Street "Word on the Street" cards
- Text4Baby Postcard
Here you can find a customizable PowerPoint presentation to help you present the campaign to community partners. Feel free to modify it to fit your campaign. We've also included a simple handout with research on the word gap and tips for talking to families.