Early Literacy Speaker Dr. Dana Suskind

Dedicated to Building Brains!

Arapahoe Libraries recently hosted Dr. Dana Suskind at its annual early literacy speaker event. Author of Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain and Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential, Dr. Suskind shared the tremendous importance of brain building in the early years of a child's life.

Dr. Suskind created the TMW (Thirty Million Words) Center at the University of Chicago, where the latest brain science is translated into tools and strategies that help meet the developmental needs of children from birth to 5 years old. Now, with the idea of a "Parent Nation", Dr. Suskind envisions a society that supports parents and caregivers so all kids can thrive.

Find more great resources for parents and caregivers below!

Information on the Thirty Million Words Initiative, opens a new window

Parent Nation Website and Resources, opens a new window

Parent Nation

Thirty Million Words

For additional library information and resources, contact us through our Ask A Librarian service or Parent and Educator Support.