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Early Literacy Tip—March 2018

Families Use Their Home Language

 Approximately, twenty-three percent of young children in the U.S. are dual-language learners. Their language and literacy development benefits from adults who talk with them in the language in which the adults are most competent and comfortable.  In addition, children enjoy a healthier ethnic identity and better relationships with their caregivers when they are able to communicate and read books in their parents’ home language.

*This is the fifth tip based on “Seven Research-Based Ways That Families Promote Early Literacy

From the Global Family Research Council