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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

Talk, Read, Play Day!
Thu Apr 27 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Case of the Missing Kitten
Thu Apr 27 @10:30AM -
Flash Rhyme Mob at Mattapan
Thu Apr 27 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Flash Rhyme Mob at East Boston
Thu Apr 27 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Flash Rhyme Mob at Jamaica Plain
Thu Apr 27 @11:00AM - 12:00PM

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