Talk with Me Baby

The power of words
Photograph by Steve Ellwood
Photograph by Steve Ellwood

When you’re changing or rocking hat newborn, it’s key to be chatty too. Talk with Me Baby, an initiative compromised of several local agencies and lets by the Marcus Autism Center, trains nurses to encourage new moms and moms-to-be to speak to their babies. Talking helps babies develop language skills and gets them on the road to reading. (See related project at the Rollins Center) The program, which received a $1.5 million grant from the United Way, initially targets at-risk parents.