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TMW Tip: Use word chains to boost brain power

  • Sep 28, 2016
  • Shannon Nickinson
Preschool teacher playing with students Preschool teacher playing with students

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.


For more advice, check out TMW Tips: Building Your Baby's Brain, linked here.



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