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Talk, Read & Play is an informational campaign to support families with children ages birth to five. The campaign is a product of Countdown to Kindergarten, in collaboration with city partners.

Countdown to Kindergarten engages families, educators and the community in a citywide effort to enhance early learning opportunities and to support successful transition into kindergarten.

Countdown's programs and activities create a continuum of services that support families from birth through kindergarten entry, including:

  • Talk, Read, Play Campaign
  • Play to Learn Groups
  • Kindergarten Transition Activities

Countdown to Kindergarten is a unique collaboration among the Boston Public Schools, the Office of Mayor Marty Walsh and more than two dozen public and private organizations.


"Mayor Menino Declares Today "Talk, Read, Play" Day in the City of Boston." 11-12-08

"Mayor to Parents: Read to Children," Boston Globe, 11-12-08

Upcoming Events

Museum of Fine Arts - FREE on Wednesdays!
Wed Mar 21 @12:00AM
Family Nurturing Center - Play Group
Wed Mar 21 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Thom Early Intervention Toddler Time
Wed Mar 21 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Backyard and Beyond: International Day of Forests
Wed Mar 21 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Institute of Contemporary Art - Free Admissions 5-9 pm
Thu Mar 22 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM

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