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Thank you to everyone that attended this year's Talk To Your Baby conference on 13 March! Hope to see you again next year

The legacy of the Talk To Your Baby conference speaks for itself. Renowned for its in-depth and engaging reviews of policy, research and practice, our annual conference highlights the key roles communication and language can play in improving the life chances of children.

The 2017 conference, held on 13 March, explored early language in a connected world. Drawing on new research and practice, our presented spoke on child to parent interaction, practice in settings and community-wide approaches to increasing language and talk in the early years.

Each year, delegates from across the early years, healthcare, education, cultural and third sectors come together to hear practitioners and academics share their expertise in improving language and literacy outcomes of children age 0-5.

If adults talk with children effectively—taking the lead from the child, elaborating on what they say, asking questions, sharing rhymes or songs or books— then children are given the best start in developing the cognitive tools they need to succeed at school.

-          Early Intervention Foundation, The Best Start at Home, 2015 


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Research: Download our free research reports
Strategic guidance paper: An approach to speech, language and communication
Initiatives: Interesting practice from the UK and abroad
Videos: Informative and useful early communication videos

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Download and print these free resources

  • Quick tips in 17 languages 
  • Baby's first word 
  • Bilingualism FAQ

    10/10! One of the best conferences I have attended with a wealth of input for all professionals. Excellent venue and excellent quality of speakers  

    TTYB 2016 Presentations

    For delegates only - attendees to our last conference should have received a login and password to access these. Please call 020 7587 3067 if you have forgotten your password.

    PowerPoint presentations and videos

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