Helping babies

The babies you work with are changing and growing so much, making sense of their brand new world by touching, looking and listening to what and who is close to them.  They rely on the people they feel safest with for absolutely everything including learning what communication is all about! Each and every interaction you have when you talk, play and respond to babies' movements, cries and sounds is what helps them feel secure and able to learn about how they can share what they want and what they are interested in. 

Take a look and click on the questions below to find out where to go for more information on sharing resources and advice with families to develop communication with their baby; creating a learning environment that supports communication; learning and development opportunities; knowing what to expect and when; and ideas for resources, activities and simple, effective strategies for you to use.