I'll change
the way the
world sees

So will your daughters with
2000 words...

Start at home, go anywhere

From the minute they’re born, parents want their daughters to be everything they can be. And so, for the next little while, 2000 Words to Grow is going to focus on the potential of girls and young women.

Maybe she'll be the first woman in the family to go to college. Maybe she'll lead a company or shift thinking on equal pay. Or both. It’s a big job raising girls who are confident and resilient, who know their worth and know you love them to the moon and back.

That's where 2000 words come in.

It all starts with simple, beautiful words.

Research shows that the number of quality, positive words a child hears in an hour can dramatically impact their future success. Some kids only get 500-600 words an hour and others get more than 2000! And 2000 is where we want you to start.

2000 words an hour may sound like a lot but consider how many words you can share on the bus or car ride to child care and school, just talking about what’s out the window. It’s a hundred a least! Or how many words are in your child’s favourite book? Did you know that Robert Munsch’s Paper Bag Princess has 562 words and Charlotte's Web has 1027 words in the first five pages? And what about your favourite recipe?  

Whether cooking or counting, playing games or singing songs, or having a great conversation while walking the dog, making words a priority is a simple way to make a huge impact on your child's future - and it's never too early to start. (Your baby is ready for big words sooner than you think.)

Ready to add more words? Here are some awesome activities from

Hit the trails together. Talk about the local wildlife and nature that surrounds us.  Read more →

Talk back. Master the art of face to face conversation.  Read more →

Get your silly on. Playing with language can build phonological awareness. Read more →

Is bread a plant? Is cheese good for you? Talk about food while you grocery shop. Read more →


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