All parents want the best for their baby. We know healthy food helps grow a healthy baby. However, in order to grow a healthy brain, babies need lots of loving words. Feed Me Words focuses on Language Nutrition™ to support brain development in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through talking, reading, singing, and playing. These everyday moments, like bath time, meal time and bed time, provide opportunities to surround young children in a language rich environment.

During the first three years of life, the brain undergoes dramatic development. Talking with your baby helps grow your babies’ brain. Learn how early exposure to language can help a child build vocabulary, communicate better with adults and peers, be ready for kindergarten, and develop essential life skills. Early language exposure supports healthy brain development and is the single strongest predictor of third grade reading proficiency.

Families can play a transformative role in children’s development and language outcomes by engaging in meaningful, rich language interactions even before birth. Feed Me Words provides families with the knowledge and skills for these supports. These include Serve and Return , “Parentese”, and Responsive Interactions.

Who Can Benefit From Feed Me Words?

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Family Members
  • Caregivers
  • Foster Families
  • Social Workers
  • Parent Educators
  • Anyone who has contact with young children and their families!

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. FEED ME WORDS can give you ideas for tips for talking with your baby.

For more information, contact us! info@feedmewords.org

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