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Thirty million words : building a child's brain : tune in, talk more, take turns

Author: Dana Suskind; Beth Suskind; Leslie Lewinter-Suskind
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important--and astoundingly simple--thing you can do for your child's future success in life is to talk to him or her, reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how parents can best put it into practice"--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Suskind; Beth Suskind; Leslie Lewinter-Suskind
ISBN: 9780525954873 0525954872
OCLC Number: 918762687
Awards: Books for a Better Life Award, 2016 Finalist.
Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Connections : why a pediatric cochlear implant surgeon became a social scientist --
The first word : the pioneers of parent talk --
Neuroplasticity : riding the revolutionary wave in brain science --
The power of parent talk : from language to an outlook on life --
The three Ts : setting the stage for optimum brain development --
The social consequences : where the science of neuroplasticity can take us --
Spreading the words : the next step --
Epilogue: Stepping off the shoreline.
Responsibility: Dana Suskind, MD, Beth Suskind, Leslie Lewinter-Suskind.

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"The founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important--and astoundingly simple--thing you can do for your child's future success in life is to talk to him or her, reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how parents can best put it into practice"--

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