A little reading every day

opens doors in every way.

Early Impressions is a simple concept that has the potential to provide magnitudes of benefit for your child’s entire life.  We send short and soulful content directly to your phone every day, you use to engage in wordplay and imagination.  This simple practice will nurture positive neural development in your child’s formative mind.

…and with subtle intent – spiritual connection in both of your hearts. ♡

Simple for you. 

Profound for them.

In the first seven years of life, a child’s mind is writing maps it will use to connect and interact with itself and the world. Their first cartography tool is their primary guardian’s voice.  Our short daily offerings give you easy access to word and concept diversity through illustrated short story, poems, and prose to help you cultivate a daily practice of dialogic reading.

An investment in a bright future, for both you.  

There is decades of research that illustrates how cognitive centers associated with social and emotional intelligence are stimulated in infants when they hear their primary guardian’s voice; and this is true with simple “gibberish” or “baby-talk.”  When you augment this concept to a practice of dialogic reading you set truly holistic foundations for a well-rounded brain to develop.  Well-rounded brains achieve well rounded lives; in work, in play, and in relationship.        

We send short and soulful prose with illustration to your mobile device every day, and you use it to keep a practice of dialogic interaction on your own schedule.  Together we invest in giving your child their best foot forward in this life; because we want that as much as you do. 

It all starts with impressions from your voice.

It can start on day one.

There are two ways to use our offering depending the age and awareness of your child.  Auditory interaction is important from day one.  As they grow older you can soon begin introducing pictures and improvising with the content for a true dialogic reading practice.

For Children Newly Born

If your child is newly born, or under the age of 2 you can begin building your personal collection of stories and simply use our app as a tool to offer word diversity and reading interaction in their day whenever it fits your schedule.  They don’t necessarily need to understand or engage with the prose at this age.  The benefit is in your voice and presence as their primary guardian – as this is what their theta-wave brain is “spongeing” the environment for all the time.   Audiobooks and reading from babysitters will not provide the same benefit – your voice does.  Our app can help invite linguistic diversity for a rich environment of wordplay.

For Children Aged 1-7+ Years

It is within this window of age that you can begin exploring dialogic reading using the illustrations that come with the story or poem or prose each day.  At first you can observe your child pointing to simple subjects, colors, places or objects in the scene and use them as launch points to expand upon our words, or improvise your own story with your child exploring curiosity and imagination.  You get easy material and concept diversity every day, they get interaction needed to compound a healthy mind.  You both get quality time.

Each story is a unique collectable

Our stories and poems drop into your account randomly each day, which means that your subscription is a growing and evolving library unique to you.  If you start when your child is newly born you can save your favorites and come back to revisit them when you are ready to explore them in a dialogic or teaching context together.  

Simply routine, and flexible.

We know you’re busy a lot of days, and that our routines can’t always be as routine as we’d like.  That’s why we design our offering to be read in under 5-minutes each day, with an invitation to expand upon it as you are able through the principles of dialogic reading like curious lingering, free-form observation, and using the imagery to drift from our story to your own with imagination and improvisation.  Use our words as soulful guides, and use our images to journey down lanes of imagination only known by you and your little one.  They don’t need to understand the words or stories to get the benefit; they just need it delivered by you – their primary guardian. 

Your voice matters.

Our practice doesn’t require much, but it does require you.  Your child’s developing mind is always scanning their environment for the cadence of their primary caregiver’s voice; even before they can see fully.  It’s your voice that it absorbs most profoundly, that it relates through, that it writes neural maps with.  Early impressions is a tool to make this kind of word-play routine– but also rich with diversity– because we believe the research that says abundant and colorful early language exposure from the primary-caregiver is a key driver in the development of an integrated and well-connected mind. 

Learn More

We are constantly finding and sharing great information about dialogic reading practice, and early childhood development in general.  As you can imagine, we find the subject fascinating.  As the architect of your own child’s mind, we invite you into our library of discovery.  May your curiosity be sparked and your practices strengthen.

A Blog Post 3

A Blog Post 3

Character exploration is a key component of dialogic reading. Ask your child questions that help them understand the characters’ emotions, motivations, or reactions. “Why do you think the bear is sad?” or “What would you do if you were in the rabbit’s place?” These questions not only deepen your child’s comprehension but also build empathy, as they learn to understand perspectives different from their own.

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A Blog Post 2

A Blog Post 2

Character exploration is a key component of dialogic reading. Ask your child questions that help them understand the characters’ emotions, motivations, or reactions. “Why do you think the bear is sad?” or “What would you do if you were in the rabbit’s place?” These questions not only deepen your child’s comprehension but also build empathy, as they learn to understand perspectives different from their own.

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A Blog Post 1

A Blog Post 1

Character exploration is a key component of dialogic reading. Ask your child questions that help them understand the characters’ emotions, motivations, or reactions. “Why do you think the bear is sad?” or “What would you do if you were in the rabbit’s place?” These questions not only deepen your child’s comprehension but also build empathy, as they learn to understand perspectives different from their own.

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Join our waitlist.

Early Impressions is still early in its development too. If you’re interested in what you’ve read so far and want to be part of our early-adopters program it’s as simple as inputting your email here, Your interest supports us immensely – both in spirit, and in funding opportunity.  Thank-you for your interest.