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Experts believe one reason the word gap is so prevalent is because it starts so early in life. But what if new programs could get all kinds of families to talk to their young kids in a richer, more varied way?
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New tech devices can help parents make sure they're talking to their kids enough. Such conversations drive healthy brain development and help kids keep up with their peers at school.
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In the wake of studies finding big differences in language ability between rich and poor kids by the age of 18 months, a leading researcher outlines the latest thinking on how to bridge the class-based "word gap."

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