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Communication Tools

To help support infant-toddler professionals in their communications efforts, The Baby Monitor is featuring a series of articles on effective communication about the early years. 

Effective Communication about the Early Years: Understanding the Basics of Framing
This article is designed to provide you with a basic introduction to some concepts of effective communications, including the fundamentals of framing and ways to think about reframing your communications.
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The Elements of the Frame—Context, Numbers & Messengers
This article begins to break the process of framing down by examining the strategic elements that comprise a frame. 
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The Elements of the Frame—Visuals, Tone, Metaphors and Simplifying Models
This article continues our look at the elements of a frame—visuals, tone, and metaphors and simplifying models.
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Framing Early Childhood Development: Recommendations for Infant-Toddler Professionals & Advocates
This article explores some specific early childhood frames, the impact of those frames on how people reason about infant-toddler development, and the consequences of these messages for public policy. [ 107 KB Icon_pdf ]

Effective Communication about the Early Years: Strategies for Becoming a Better Communicator
This article in the framing series addresses strategies that infant-toddler professionals can use to become better communicators about the early years. 
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When is the Right Time to Use Personal Stories & Vivid Examples? How to Effectively Communicate about Early Childhood
This article in the framing series takes a communications challenge head-on:  Is it really effective to include the stories of specific children or families in our communications and advocacy efforts? Drawing on research from the Frameworks Institute, this article focuses on an analysis of personal stories and vivid examples to inform our advocacy and communications practice.
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