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Audio app for parents of 0-3s, backed by research showing significant language development in young children when parents use it regularly .

Audio app for parents of 0-3s, backed by research showing significant language development in young children when parents use it regularly .

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Hi again, Ellen! I wanted to make you aware of my project submission- Time2Talk2Baby. It's a free app for parents of 0-3 yr olds that sends a 30-45 second audio message daily that provides suggestions for greater infant-caregiver interaction and ways to engage babies with language. As I'm sure you know, improved levels of language and interaction are vital to bonding in the near term, but also affect a youngster's social-emotional development, their ability to express themselves ("use your words"), and are key to their learning ability, literacy acquisition and eventual educational attainment. Our aim it to make an effective intervention accessible to all, anywhere and anytime is vital. You are interested in partners, as are we. Our app may be something you would want to share with the women in your groups!

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Peggy commented on LIFTing Families on Chicago's South Side

Hi Sol, I wanted to make you aware of my project submission- Time2Talk2Baby. It's a free app for parents of 0-3 yr olds that sends a 30-45 second audio message daily that provides suggestions for greater infant-caregiver interaction and ways to engage babies with language. It might be something you want to encourage your moms to use. Let me know if you are interested.

Hi Seth, I wanted to make you aware of my project submission- Time2Talk2Baby. It's a free app for parents of 0-3 yr olds that sends a 30-45 second audio message daily that provides suggestions for greater infant-caregiver interaction and ways to engage babies with language. As I'm sure you know, improved levels of language and interaction are vital to bonding in the near term, but also affect a youngster's social-emotional development, their ability to express themselves ("use your words"), and are key to their learning ability, literacy acquisition and eventual educational attainment. Using language coaching and book sharing to improve early development and parent-child relationships is not new (see Bonding with Baby, SUNY; Reach Out and Read) but making an effective intervention accessible to all, anywhere and anytime is vital.
Our app does this. It is not yet complete, but the 2 pilots we have completed in association with a local medical school showed great success in improving children's developmental outcomes - in some cases changing their trajectory of development entirely! When complete we'll be looking for collaborators/partners who would be interested in encouraging parents to try it out. If this is something your office might be interested in please get in touch. My email is peggy@wordstogrowon.com