Eight one-hour interactive sessions for parents/carers and their babies aged 3 – 12 months. Can be delivered to groups or individual parents.
Promote positive adult-child interaction at the earliest possible stage
Promote early attachment and communication skills
Provide a stimulating/communication rich environment through interactive, fun activities
Tried and tested: 100% of parents reported that they had tried out the activities at home.
Let’s Talk with your Baby does not specifically teach the skills that the session is focusing upon, but rather encourages parents/carers to experience
specific activities together with their baby, in order to see the pleasure and the benefit to them both. By being involved in the activity together, parents
should start to transfer these activities to another environment, i.e. home. Skills are therefore actively learnt through a relaxed and fun group, rather than a
Who can deliver Let’s Talk with your Baby?
Any practitioner who supports families with babies aged 3 – 12 months e.g. Children Centre Workers, Family Support Workers, Portage, Health Visitors, SaLTs,
SaLTAs. The activities can also be implemented by early years practitioners in nurseries that care for babies.
Information to link in with EYFS
Handouts for parents (printable in colour or black and white)
CD with handouts and editable promotional material: poster, pamphlet, certificate
Let's look - Eye contact
Let's watch – Shared attention
Let's feel - Exploring textures
Let's make a noise - Singing and enjoying music
Let's splash – Water play
Let's take turns – Turn taking
Let's move – Exploring and moving
Let's chill – Baby massage
What do practitioners and parents say?
Has helped my baby become more social. He really enjoys his time at his classes.
Re: Let's Talk with Your Baby
I currently work with Spurgeons children's charity, and deliver 'Let's talk with your baby' to parents. I am sending this message to say that the parents have really enjoyed it and found it helpful. Thank you for writing it!