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Video Transcript: Let’s Learn Kentucky Intro

[An animated video montage narrated over gentle music is introduced with a graphic of the human brain.  Followed by a child sitting on the brain, which represents kindergarten readiness in Kentucky.  One child falls into a deep dark hole to represent the children needing support.  To support learning development, an adult holds a child, reads a book, counts laundry, converses, and exercises with the child.  A graphic of each activity creates a montage of the brain, ending with the child on a school bus waving to an adult, ready for kindergarten.]

Narrator says:

“More than 90 percent of a child’s brain develops before the age of five, making these early years critical for future success. Yet, here in Kentucky, only half of kids entering kindergarten are ready to learn without extra support.”

[An adult male catches the falling child in his arms.]

“Fortunately, togetherness can go a long way to support learning development.”

[The dad supports this child’s learning development by gently placing the child on a bed beside a stuffed rabbit sharing a book.]

“Reading together…”

[The child and grandfather use their fingers while counting the pieces of laundry.]

“counting together…”

[A mother and child laugh and carry on a conversation while sharing a meal.]

“and talking together…”  

[The grandmother enjoys playing and moving with the child, supporting a healthy body and brain.]

“You can also play and move together, which not only supports a healthy brain, but a healthy body too.”

[A graphic of each activity creates a montage of the brain, ending with the child on a school bus waving to an adult, ready for kindergarten.]

“Reading, counting, playing… Together…  It’s really that simple to increase your child’s readiness to open up a world of possibilities.”