Talking with children matters: Defending the 30 million word gap

“Home is where our story begins…” so the argument that a child’s early experiences at home perpetuate social inequality is understandably contentious. That controversy garnered new attention in 1995 when researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley reported that children of highly educated, professional parents heard many more words addressed to them than children of less … Continue reading Talking with children matters: Defending the 30 million word gap