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October 19, 2018
Mommy, Daddy, and Me playgroup

October 26, 2018
Mommy, Daddy, and Me playgroup

October 29, 2018
Mommy, Daddy, and Me playgroup

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850 W. Sharon Avenue, Suite 6
Houghton, MI 49931
Iola Brubaker, Director
906.482.9353 [fax]


August 15, 2018
Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators, by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Webinar)  
Baby talk can sound silly, but there’s an important place for all types of vocal exchanges with infants and toddlers in early childhood settings. In fact, the verbal interactions caregivers and educators have with infants and toddlers are critical factors in cognitive and language development, along with social-emotional development and relationship-building. Studies suggest that infant-directed speech:

- promotes infant attention to language
- fosters social interaction between infants and caregivers
- informs infants about various aspects of their native language by helping babies distinguish between speech addressed to adults and that addressed to them

So, just how should caregivers and teachers best interact with babies? Join this webinar presented by language and literacy experts, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Roberta Golinkoff to learn techniques and strategies to facilitate language development through responsive interactions with babies.

We now offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the University of Oklahoma. You can learn more at:

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