Kidtalkscrapbook

We’ve shared several Language Scrapbooking Tips about wordless picture books, and we wanted to tell you about a resource we created with suggestions for ways you can use wordless picture books to promote your child’s language and literacy development. That’s right — you can work on literacy skills using books that don’t have words! Check out our tips and videos in English and Spanish, and visit BookDash for free e-books. Remember to record your conversations about books in the KidTalk app!

We hope you find our resources helpful. Please tell us in the comments: What else do you want to know about supporting your children during the pandemic?

Welcome to KidTalk 2.0!

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Kidtalkscrapbook

KidTalk: Scrapbooking for Science. Citizen Science project run by Prof. Yi Ting Huang (University of Maryland) and Prof. Josh Hartshorne (Boston College).

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