This week’s recommendation comes from:

Peter Compitello

ELA Fellow/NSI Manager

Pete said, “The talk focuses on opportunities to connect, talk, and play with children—primary elements of what’s called ‘serve and return’. It is an example in action of a simple, research-backed practice aimed at supporting early childhood development.”

How Every Child Can Thrive by Five

Molly Wright

“Every moment together is an opportunity to connect, talk and play. Imagine the difference we could make if everyone everywhere did this. To us, the children, it’s so much more than just a game. It’s our future.” – Molly Wright

Seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers, shares some ways parents and caregivers can help children thrive by the age of five. Molly says that children’s development depends on five things—connecting, talking, playing, a healthy home, and community—to help our brains and us reach our full potential.