Best Beginnings - (prenatal–6 months)


16:08 minutes

Start preparing your child for a lifetime of great communication skills, from before they’re born and into their first few months of life.

The video is divided into 3 main sections.

Tune In

It’s important to see things from your baby's point of view when chatting and playing. Find out how watching and waiting helps you to be more aware of all the ways in which your new baby is trying to communicate with you - even from before birth.

Speak Up

Once you've tuned into the ways your baby is commnucating with you it’s time for you to add some language in! This is how your baby will learn to use and understand language as they get older. Discover simple tips on how small changes in the way you talk can make big differences to the way your baby learns about language.

Try Out

This part gives parents practical ideas and activities to try with their baby that will set them on the right track for becoming talented talkers. You’ll learn how to use books in ‘Love Books, Love Learning’ and songs in ‘Songs for Today, Words for Life’ in a way that is specifically aimed at a new baby's stage of communication development. 

You’ll then find 3 further games to play - a ‘Listening Activity’, an ‘Understanding Language Activity’ and a ‘Talking Activity’ – all of which are the types of interaction games that speech and language therapists would advise for new babies to enjoy and learn from.