training and materials
The Detroit/Wayne County Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing Community Campaign has been built to increase everyone’s knowledge about the importance of talking and interacting with young children beginning at birth. Reinforcing messaging, skill building, esteeming adults for what they are already doing and working together to help each of us do more are the critical elements of this Campaign.
Detroit/Wayne County Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing Community Campaign Guide. This 28 page training guide also contains the Facilitator Guide for the Module One Parent Meeting. PDF →
Talking is Teaching: Babies Need Words! Talk, Read, Sing Community Campaign – Detroit and Wayne County (Tweety Bird Sheet). This two sided, one page piece gives a basic overview about the importance of the Campaign. PDF →
Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing! Building Your Child’s Future One Word at a Time (Big Dog Sheet). This two sided, one page piece is the parent handout for the Module One Parent Meeting. PDF →
Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns. This 5” x 7” card (Little Dog Card), is our 10 Minute Message.
Learning is Everywhere Cards. This six 5” x 7” card set represents our Five Minute Messages.
Talking is Teaching Business Card Community Messages. This set of 14 different messages about why and how to talk to little ones is our Community Wide One Minute Messages. (packaged as two sets, 28 cards, per envelope)
Baby Bookmark, Talking is Teaching! Babies Need Books! This bookmark helps adults understand why babies need books and how to share books with babies.
Six Very Important Reasons to Read to Your Child Bookmark. This bookmark gives enriching ideas on how to read to children preschool age and up.
Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read Sing. Let’s Share Books. Let’s Read With Our Little Ones is the Facilitator Guide for the Module Two Parent Meeting.
Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing. Let’s Talk, Read and Sing About Letters is the Facilitator Guide for the Module Three Parent Meeting. NOTE: The last page of the guide is a reprintable parent handout for the meeting.
Let’s Talk Flyers. A variety of 26 different 8.5” x 11” prompts for Talking is Teaching printed in English on one side and in Spanish on the other.
Let’s Talk Posters. Poster size (18” x 24”) versions of the Let’s Talk Flyers.
Bubble Posters. Business card size One Minute Community Messages enlarged to poster size (18” x 24”). Currently available in English only.
Babies Need Words Posters. These (12” x 18”) posters from the Association for Library Services to Children are part of their “Babies Need Words Every Day, Talk, Read, Sing Play” public awareness campaign, and included in our Talking is Teaching Community Campaign. They are printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other.
Book Talks. Let’s Talk About (10 different books). An information sheet with guides on how to share each specific book with infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
Talking is Teaching Pins, Stickers and Lawn Signs.
Talking is Teaching Magnets. This set of three different 2” x 4’ magnets give messages about the importance of making family memories.