Talk With Me Baby™

Your baby is always listening. Are you talking? 85% of your baby's brain has developed by the time she's three years old. Little brains need lots of loving words as much as they need healthy food to grow and thrive. Just by talking, reading, singing, and playing with your baby, you help develop her brain!

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Talk Early, Talk Often

Your baby can hear you as early as the third trimester of pregnancy! It's never too early to start talking with your baby. TALK WITH ME BABY™ can give you ideas for tips for talking with your baby.

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Talking and Growing

There are important milestones that help you know if your baby is on track in their brain development. TALK WITH ME BABY™ can tell you what to look for at each stage: from prenatal to your baby's first birthday.

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View Original Article on CNN (CNN) — "Goo goo ga ga? Are wu my widdle baby?" If your idea of "baby talk" makes you throw up in your mouth a little, then it's time to get educated. True baby talk, which a new study shows can boost infant brain and speech development, is actually proper adult speech, just delivered in a different cadence. "It uses real words and correct grammar, but it does use a...
View Original Newsletter Child Care WORKS Alabama will need to fill 90,000 more jobs by 2025; the need to support the families of a growing workforce is paramount. Message from Gail Piggott, Executive Director Over the past few weeks, APC had the fortune to partner with the business community to share an important message with community-development stakeholders; investments in early child care...

Talk With Me Baby™

The team behind Talk With Me Baby™ is a collaboration of six leadership organizations, all working to bring the concept of language nutrition into public awareness and educate caregivers on the importance of talking with their baby every day. Talk With Me Baby™ is transforming parents and caregivers into conversational partners with their infants to provide the early language exposure that will support critical brain development for a successful and healthy life. Find out more.

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Read Right from the Start

Read Right from the Start is an online training program for teachers of children from birth to 8. The research-based courses use interactive videos focused on practical strategies teachers can use to promote young children’s language and literacy. The Alabama Partnership for Children partnered with Read Right from the Start to make this training available at no cost to Alabama teachers. Find out how to register:

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Testimonials

  • I have become more mindful of all my interactions with the children in my care. Talking to them about everyday events is actually building their brains! Thank you for these resources.
    Nancy S.
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