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Baby's First Word

Baby's First Word is a Talk To Your Baby initiative to encourage parents to communicate with their baby by asking them to listen out for, and share, their child's first word. Talk To Your Baby is asking libraries, nurseries and other early years settings to take part in Baby's First Word, by setting up display areas featuring first words and the stories behind them.

TTYB image 8 SureStart Birth to 3 matters"Her first word was 'shoe' while looking at her first shoes in awe and wonder"

Eliza's mother

 Everything you need to get involved in Baby's First Word, including a step-by-step guide, poster and hand-out for parents, is included in the pack below. There is no time frame for running Baby's First Word - just choose a time that suits you.

Download a pack for more information. Please bear in mind that the pack is quite large and will take a few minutes to download. You will need Acrobat Reader to download the pack.

Baby's First Word has been created by Talk To Your Baby in association with the Early Years Library Network, Bookstart and Youth Libraries Group.

Baby's First Word pack (364 KB)

Babies' First Words - have a look at some of the interesting and unusual first and second words sent in by parents and carers.

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