Talk To Your Baby conference

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Talk To Your Baby 2018 will take place on Monday 19 March in Central London. Tickets have now gone on sale.

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 presenters 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.

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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

Previous delegates

Here you can find the presentations from the conference you attended. If you are having trouble accessing the page, please email

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