Programme Resource

Talk To Your Baby 2018 participants' area

Added 26 Mar 2018
Why it’s so important to talk to your baby

Here you will find PDF copies of all of the presentations given at Talk To Your Baby 2018. Thank you to all delegates who made this year's conference such a success.

If you would like to attend next year's conference please complete our expression of interest form and we will notify you when tickets become available.

Please note these presentations are only available to 2018 delegates. If you attended but have not received login information please email

Early Words Together

Up to 50% of children in disadvantaged areas start school without the language skills they need to progress. We train early years staff and volunteers to work with parents and children aged three to five, building parents’ confidence so that they can support their children’s communication, language and literacy skills at home.


  • Increase children's language development: Underperforming children who take part in Early Words Together catch up with their peers in their understanding of spoken language in just three months.

  • Improve home learning environment: 86% of parents who take part in the programme report they now talk more to their children – and two-thirds feel more confident about sharing books with their child.

  • Improve parental engagement: 73% of parents and carers who took part in Early Words Together now read with their child every day – up from 53% at the start of the programme.

  • Help families most in need: Families who read the least often at the start of the programme show a 91% increase in reading frequency by the end.

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