Thursday, June 16, 2016

Meet the Phase 1 Winners of the Bridging the Gap Competition Platform

Children from low-income families may get the same love as children from high-income families, but unfortunately they don’t get the same vocabulary. In fact, according to the Word Gap Challenge website, “By age three, children from low-income families are hearing 30 million fewer words than those from higher-income families.” This is not good. Language skills, performance in school, and eventually careers can be affected by this lack of vocab. With the Bridging the Word Gap Challenge, Skild will manage the competition platform to help make sure that children from all families have the same opportunity to reach success. So the goal is, what can we create to help guardians talk with young children more? The 10 Phase 1 winners have been picked through the competition software to create a prototype of their ideas in order to test it out.

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