Talk With Your Baby—Early and Often

Meet Baby Ella. She could be any child in Georgia. Now let’s talk about talking to her: If she receives lots of loving words from her extended family and community, she’s going to do great things in life. Follow her through this creative video that introduces Talk With Me Baby, a cross-sector coalition to bridge the word gap and bring Language Nutrition to every child in Georgia.

Even if you aren’t a parent or caregiver of a baby, you’re still part of changing the conversation around early literacy. Get the ball rolling—and the words flowing—by spreading this message of health and healing. Share this video and visit the Talk With Me Baby website for tips, data, and resources.

After you watch this video, find out why it’s everybody’s responsibility to understand the effects of preterm birth on a child’s capacity to learn. The charge comes from Lucky Jain of the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.