Talk To Your Baby The National Literacy Trust’s Early Language Campaign
Campaign Co-ordinator: Liz Attenborough
Swire House, 59 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AJ
The National Literacy Trust believes that the key to helping young children to speak, listen, read, write and socialise better lies in encouraging parents and carers to talk to them more. Children with adequate speech and language skills in the first years of life are far less likely to experience learning and relationship problems at school compared to those who do not grow up in a language-rich environment. The principal aim of Talk To Your Baby is to make all parents confident, skilled and motivated to nourish their children with the best possible start to their communication and language development. The campaign, funded by Sure Start, is bringing together a wide range of partners to promote the issues and create practical ways of sharing good practice, and is working through organisations central to people’s daily lives, such as the health service, housing associations, public libraries and the media.