Helping adults help children
Children learn how to love, to play, and to share their experience of the world by interacting with their family. At Tandem™, we believe every adult that cares for a young child deserves to have access to high-quality information, resources, and tools to support their child’s early development.
What We Do
Tandem offers workshops and training opportunities to families to deepen their knowledge of early childhood brain development and share simple, effective strategies for building language and literacy through everyday activities, including book-sharing.
Books are great tools for parents: at the conclusion of a workshop, parents are given high-quality, age- and culturally-appropriate children’s books to take home with them. These books are new and free, and provide an opportunity for families to practice new literacy skills – all while strengthening their bond and enjoying precious moments together.
Where We Are
Where the families are!
We work closely with our community partners throughout the Bay Area to make ourselves available in a variety of ways. We provide workshops in community meeting spaces, family support service organizations, at pop-up community literacy events, and other opportunities where we can reach the most families in high-need communities. Tandem offers learning tools and video resources for parents on our website, and through a proven texting program called Ready4K.
Tandem has shared workshops and interactive Read Aloud demonstrations at Children’s Fairyland, Día de los Niños, local public libraries, and community events throughout the Bay Area. Don’t miss a chance to participate in our family programming! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for our newsletter below to receive details on upcoming Tandem workshops, Read Alouds, and training sessions.
Why it Works
We take the best, most current information about children’s early brain development, language and literacy and make it accessible to everyone. Families have the opportunity to ask questions, learn together, and take books home to practice new skills. We give information to families in their own neighborhoods and in their home language. Because it’s fun – and easy! – to help children grow.