The Norman Transcript

March 25, 2014

Hillary Clinton in Tulsa to help launch initiative

Associated Press
The Associated Press

TULSA — Former first lady and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting with community leaders at a Tulsa school about improving early childhood education.

Before her meeting Monday afternoon, Clinton read to and helped a group of toddlers sing along to the storybook “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” inside a classroom at the school on the city’s north side.

Clinton and other officials are promoting a childhood education program called Talking is Teaching.

The program emphasizes how parents and caregivers can use simple actions to significantly improve a baby’s ability to learn new words and concepts. It suggests describing objects seen during a walk or a bus ride, singing songs or telling stories for five minutes, three times a day.

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