Hello fellow early literacy advocates! In today’s edition of Advocacy Toolbox, I’d like to share with you a site that offers a wealth of resources for your Spanish-speaking parents. I’ll brag a little and say that I know about this organization because I’m on the steering committee, so I’m pretty proud of some of the resources we’ve put together.
Earlier is Easier is a collaborative of several Denver-area organizations working to build awareness around the importance of the first three years of life. We’ve got websites in English and in Spanish, and it’s a page of the Spanish site I want to highlight here. Organized by practice, there are links to great information for parents on why you should READ, TALK, SING, WRITE and PLAY with a young child.
For example, some of the links included are:
- Here’s a great article from Univision about the importance of brain development in the first 5 years
- Here’s one about how singing feeds a child’s brain.
- This article talks about how and why to talk to babies.
The Earlier is Easier ‘Aprender más‘ page has many more links to information that your Spanish-speaking families can use. I hope it’s helpful to you when talking to them about being their child’s first teacher! ¡Espero que sea útil!