We are delighted to bring Talk To Your Baby 2019 to Manchester.
This year’s conference will explore and celebrate the arrival of early years as a national priority, looking at the critical window of opportunity from conception to age two for language acquisition. To see how these crucial changes influence and are influenced by activity on the ground, speakers will present on local activity and the latest research as well as key policy issues.
The first speakers and their speech topics have been announced:
- Cerys Griffiths, BBC
BBC's early years strategy
- Professor Ludovica Serratrice, University of Reading and LuCiD Centre and Sharon Freeman, University of Manchester and LuCiD Centre
Language of babies in bilingual families
- Nick Skinner and Jenny Tosh, London Borough of Enfield
Singing to your baby
- National Literacy Trust Manchester team
Activity in early years settings in Greater Manchester
- Professor Elizabeth Meins, University of York
'Mind-mindedness' and child development
- Professor Anna Theakston, University of Manchester and LuCiD Centre
Latest research on the effect of babies' environment on later language learning