TMW Tip: Use word chains to boost brain power
- Sep 28, 2016
- Shannon Nickinson
Thalezondra Hill-Dowdy and her students at Jamison Street Preschool in west Pensacola engage in center-based, interactive learning throughout the day. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.
Babies aren’t born smart — they’re made smart.
And what makes them smart is simpler than you think.
Research proves that language has unmatched power to build a baby’s brain. The number of words a young child hears, and the tone and meaning of those words, is crucial to the way the brain develops.
That’s why the Studer Community Institute staff has created a series of spots using tips from Dr. Dana Suskind’s book, “Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain.”
Need help getting started in building that word bank? Try this.