Language is the Key

 Teach parents and teachers how to:

  • Prepare children for literacy and learning.
  • Enhance language development.
  • Encourage positive parent-child interactions.

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What You Get

Each set of Language is the Key ($179) includes:

  • Talking & Books: (20 min, DVD or VHS) shows how to use picture books to promote language development and early literacy. Teaches dialogic reading strategies. Engaging, high-quality video can be used for large group, small group, and individual learning.
  • Talking & Play: (20 min, DVD or VHS) shows how to promote language and literacy when children are engaged in play or everyday activities. The program reinforces the dialogic reading strategies taught in Talking and Books and helps trainees transfer the strategies to different settings.
  • Resource Guide with handouts and instructions for trainers.

Easy-to-learn.  Video examples and print materials make strategies easy to learn.
Easy-to-use.  Strategies fit naturally into daily activities.
Effective.  Supported by research evidence. Teaches dialogic reading strategies.
Engaging.  High-quality video and audio draws viewers in and keeps their attention.

Click to view synopses of the video programs Talking and Books  and Talking and Play.

Available in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Filipino. Each version features parents and children who are native speakers of each language. All versions of Language is the Key programs are available in DVD and VHS format.