Resources

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. 


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. 

 

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.

 

For Families:

Talking is Teaching Family Guide (PDF available in English and Spanish)

Talking is Teaching Storybook (PDF available in English and Spanish )

Tips for Infants & Toddlers (PDF)


 

For Providers:


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.

You can view the agenda from the day here and the presentations from panelists here.

 

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.


Branded Tote Bag, Clothing, & Other Tools

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
  • Clothing
  • 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

 

Training Materials

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.

  • Training PowerPoint (PPT)
  • Research & Tips Handout (PDF)


Press Kit

To help you launch your community campaign, here is a sample press release and some advice on using social media. Our logos can be downloaded on the Brand Assets page.

The Community Campaign Guide

Download our guide to read about the lessons we learned from our campaigns in Tulsa and Oakland, and how they might apply in your community.