Tip 2: Cuddle me close so I can see your face and talk to me as soon as I am born.

  • I love it when you talk in a high pitched, singsong voice. People all over the world talk this way to babies because it helps us to learn.
  • I might not be able to talk yet, but I will respond in my own way. I might look hard at your face, move my mouth when you talk or even wave my arms and legs.  These all mean I am bonding with you.
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Cuddle me close so I can see your face and talk to me as soon as I am born.

I love it when you talk in a high pitched, singsong voice. People all over the world talk this way to babies because it helps us to learn.

I might not be able to talk yet, but I will respond in my own way. I might look hard at your face, move my mouth when you talk or even wave my arms and legs. These all mean I am bonding with you.

BBC Tiny Happy People Clips

Tiny Happy People is a venture designed to tackle the language and communication gap launched by the BBC. The campaign includes a suite of free digital resources aimed at families and professionals working with children in the early years and comprises tips and advice, activities and short films to help close the language and communication gap. Below are a number of 90 second clips developed by BBC Tiny Happy People which illustrate Tip 2 for different people and ages of children.

Tip 2 - Best clips overall

I love it when you talk to me

I love to see your face

The science stuff

Tip 2 - Best clips for babies

I love talking games

I love to talk and touch

Tip 2 - Best clip for dads

I love to see your face

Tip 2 - Best clip for ethnic minority families

I love cuddles and chats