ZERO TO THREE’s Beyond the Word Gap is a multimedia web portal designed to provide parents, professionals, and policymakers the resources they need to close the word gap and support early language and literacy. As policymakers turn their attention to closing this gap and improving the school readiness of low-income children, Beyond the Word Gap highlights the critical role that close, nurturing relationships with trusted adults play in supporting not only children’s early language skills, but all aspects of development.
The resources included in Beyond the Word Gap are available in English and Spanish and include mobile apps, interactive online tools, videos, infographics, podcasts, policy materials, and more. A key feature of the Beyond the Word Gap web portal is ZERO TO THREE’s new, free app, Let’s Play!, which provides parents and caregivers easy, fun ideas for engaging babies and toddlers during daily routines, emphasizing the importance of making all activities a language-rich experience.
Check out their website: www.beyondthewordgap.org