Baby Talk: From Signs to Words

  • Sat 29 Oct 22

    10:00 - 12:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School (room 2.65)

  • Event speaker

    Dr Claire Delle Luche (University of Essex) and Nikki Hunt (Tiny Talk Baby Signing)

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Maria Laura Filippetti

Essex Babylab invites parents with babies, parents-to-be, and anyone interested in baby development to monthly Coffee Mornings where we share research insights and practical tips to facilitate positive baby development.

Many parents often feel that they need to read parenting textbooks and follow specific rules to be good parents. We want to help them recognise that they have all it takes to be the real experts of their own baby. By sharing science-based information and up-to-date research discoveries, we aim to show that there's no clear 'manual' to follow during your journey into parenthood.

This month we will be talking about language. We will be joined by Dr Claire Delle Luche (University of Essex) who will tell us about the evolution of sounds infants produce and how this relates to communication. Nikki Hunt from Tiny Talk Baby Signing will then give us a free taster of baby signing and teach us some core starter signs that you can use with your baby!

Not been to an in-person event with your baby? Don’t worry, a lot of people are in the same boat. We have set up a supervised play area, and we do not expect babies to be quiet throughout the event.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Light refreshments will be provided.