Talk, Read, Sing

Supporting early childhood literacy and engagement

What is Talk Read Sing?

Talk, Read, Sing is part of the national Too Small To Fail campaign founded in 2013. This public awareness and action campaign aims to promote early brain and language development, empowering parents with the tools to confidently talk, read, and sing with their young children. By empowering parents to be their child’s first teacher, the program promotes knowledge about the importance of brain development in the critical 0-3 year period.

How Are Talk, Read, Sing Bundles Distributed?

Through the generous support of the Association of Auxiliaries for Children at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) Stanford, we have been able to bring Talk, Read, Sing to families in the mid-peninsula. We have distributed Talk, Read, Sing educational materials to families at the Well Baby Nursery at LPCH and at Ravenswood Family Health Center, Fair Oaks Clinic, Gardner Packard Clinic, and the Mayview Community Health Center.

Our Talk, Read, Sing bundles are geared to three specific age groups--newborns, 9-month-olds, and 18-month-olds. Bundles are equipped with a bilingual board book, T-shirt promoting early childhood learning, a bilingual CD of nursery rhymes, and a parent tip sheet available in both English and Spanish. Delivering 1500 bundles each year, we hope to improve early childhood education and school preparedness one bundle at a time.

What is the impact of Talk, Read, Sing To Date?

Since the fall of 2017, we have distributed over 2,717 Talk, Read, Sing Bundles to our partnering clinics

In each bundle you will find the following:

Here are our partnering clinics we distribute to:


They are appreciative of the gift. Some of them tell me about how the older siblings are going to read to the baby and what they already have prepared at home to raise the baby and kind of their understanding of how important [school readiness] is
“Talk Read Sing is something that is really special for the families. They feel really appreciated and they sort of look forward to it. And now we're to the point where like they've heard that other patients got it and they want it too. So it's been really great






-MD at safety net clinic

Questions about Talk Read Sing?

Melanie Ramirez

Project Manager