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Talking Together: The Movie

Resource Type

Video - Parent


"Developed for parents and early-childhood educators, this video demonstrates how to focus on and take advantage of the natural uses of language that go on all day, every day. Adults playing an active role in talking together with children provides the foundation for language development. Five preschool children of various ages are portrayed interacting with their parents in their own home environments. The tape demonstrates how to interact with children in a natural and playful way using strategies such as following the child's lead, turn-taking, parallel and self-talk, reflection and expansion. These strategies demonstrate everyday situations such as eating, dressing, play and bedtime stories." -Child Development Media, Inc.


All Ages

Age Groups

Infancy (<1), Toddlerhood (1-3), Preschool/Kindergarten (3-5)




Ann Gardner


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