About Talking Together

When it comes to child development there is a huge amount of information out there, which can be overwhelming and confusing. Talking Together curates the most reliable but relatable resources, web links, books, research and more so parents only have one place to look for trusted information about their child’s speech and language development.

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From Birth To First Words: Activities To Support Your Baby’s Language Learning In The First Year Of Life

As you look down at your beautiful new baby, it can be easy to believe that learning about language isn’t something you need to consider in these early months. But nothing could be further from the truth!  A baby’s ability to learn to say their first words is a complex skill to accomplish. Your baby’s brain is working actively every day to learn to talk and they rely on you to help them. That’s why along with loving and caring for your baby, you are also their first and most important teacher. The types of experiences you provide them with, how often you talk to them and the quality of talk you provide, all shapes how fast and how well your baby will develop language skills.

This book offers easy, language-boosting activities you can do at home with your baby for each week of their first year. No special toys. No extra time. No stress. And when your child does reach that remarkable milestone of saying their first word, you will know you helped them build a strong foundation in language so they can move forward in their next year as a confident communicator!

Did You Know…..?

Two children in every classroom has a developmental language disorder

50% of children with developmental language disorder are not identified by school-age and therefore do not get the support they need

A child’s vocabulary upon entering school is a prime predictor of school success or failure

A child’s oral language abilities as a toddler are related to their later reading abilities by school-age

Approximately 5-8% of preschool children have language delays that continue through the school years

15%-20% of 2 year olds are delayed in their expressive language development

The quality of interactions a child has with their parents matters more to a child’s language development than the number of words they hear

30% of children with speech disorders also have a reading disability

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