The virtual format offered families a powerful opportunity to connect when they otherwise couldn’t during the pandemic.
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We analyzed data from 1,700 program participants and found that families report spending more time with children, talking more, and feeling more confident in their parenting abilities.
Best friends Kathryn Royse and Samantha Stover enrolled in LENA Start classes in Houston together and began looking for ways to increase conversation at home.
Taking LENA Start classes helped the Ochoa family learn to connect with their children in new ways.
Lisa Eberlein used LENA technology to investigate the language environment her daughter experienced at school. She used the data to demonstrate the need for her daughter to have an FM system in the classroom.
Christine Gardy, a mom who gained insights from LENA feedback while her son was just a baby, attributes much of his success 10 years later to increased interactive talk.
Parent Traci Martin shares strategies for unpacking new research with parents, teachers, and caregivers.
A young couple from Texas share how LENA Start classes helped them gain confidence in their parenting skills after the birth of the first daughter.
A mom who graduated from LENA Start shares how the program helped her to connect with her daughter and her community.
“The thing I found the most interesting in the classes was the difference between reading to and reading with a child,” Lily explained. “Roseanna had heard the entire Harry Potter series, but we didn’t read it together, so the same parts of her brain weren’t lighting up.”
Jovonne Foster shares about how Huntsville City Schools’ language program, LENA, helped prepare her child for success in kindergarten.
Research shows that using “Motherese” — a form of communication with a higher pitch, more variability in tones, and lots of repetition — helps babies learn language.