Toddler talk and preparing for school

PBS NewsHour
Coaching parents on toddler talk to address low-income word gap

There are a multitude of gaps in the news lately. Whether it is income, inequality or achievement we're talking about it. A more recent one has been gaining attention and PBS NewsHour took the time to explore one approach to a solution. It is the 30 million word gap. Children from lower-income families enter school having heard far fewer words than their higher-income peers and this causes a hidden gap that affects learning. In this segment, experts discuss the issue as well as how coaching parents could be part of the solution.