Hello, friend of SpeechContacts. Welcome to the Child and Baby Communication newsletter.
SpeechContacts is on FaceBook
We have a new SpeechContacts Facebook page. Maybe you’d like to visit and see what’s there.
Children and Baby Communication Development News Round Up
As regular followers of @speechcontacts tweets on Twitter will know, I love to scout around and find interesting snippets of news to enhance my communication in-tray.
Here’s a collection of some of the most interesting bits and pieces I’ve come across over the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
- Babies need mums and dads, not videos: more evidence.
- Communicate with your bump through song
- Infant communication between baby and dad starts at birth
- Boy/girl brain maturation is different, not better
- Are i-products for toddlers sensational or scary?
- Watch for possible signs of autism in your child’s first 24 months and act early
- Match early autism interventions carefully to the child, suggests research
- The fascinating story of a child physicist with Asberger’s
- Dame Claire Tickell’s report on the Early Years Foundation Stage highlights communication in early years, along with physical and social development.
- Child mental health problems have a huge effect on later life wellbeing and income.
SpeechContacts very own Kindle eBook
By far the biggest and best SpeechContacts news is, of course, our new publication How to Help Your Child Talk and Grow Smarter, now available on Amazon for the Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC. Visit to find out more details.
I want to say a word or two about the front cover, which is a miracle of teamwork. My husband created it using a photo of my son and his son, my grandson, taken by my daughter using my daughter-in-law’s camera. Beat that for a family affair! Thanks to all of you for your help.
Smart Talkers Pre-School Communication Groups
There’s one more thank you from me, which goes to Libby Sisson for her help and encouragement to this poor old technophobe, in setting up the SpeechContacts Facebook page – and more.
Libby is a speech therapist and director of Small Talk SLT Ltd. She offers some great franchise opportunities for anyone interested in setting up their own Smart Talkers pre-school communication group – no need to be a speech therapist to get started.
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