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OUR FIRST BOOK

Talk Baby Talk!

OUR FIRST BOOK

Talk Baby Talk!

Whether it's bathtime, mealtime, or ​playtime, every time of day is baby talk ​time!


This playful book provides rich vocabulary as well ​as the fun sounds and babble that babies love. ​Talking to and reading with your baby in this way ​helps prepare the brain for learning language.

Whether it's bathtime, mealtime, or ​playtime, every time of day is baby talk ​time!


This playful book provides rich vocabulary as well as ​the fun sounds and babble that babies love. Talking to ​and reading with your baby in this way helps prepare ​the brain for learning language.

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REACH OUT AND READ!

AVAILABLE IN:

English and bilingual spanish, ​portuguese, haitian creole, ​pashto, and dari

COMING SOON IN:

Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hmong, ​Tagalog and Vietnamese

PRAISE FOR TALK BABY TALK!

Sounds are the building blocks of language, ​and young children learn about them from ​the loving, caring adults around them. What ​better way to facilitate that process than a ​lovely book like this one blending sounds with ​everyday aspects of family life?”

-- Dipesh Navsaria MD, MPH, MSLIS, FAAP

We are excited to give new parents and ​caregivers this beautiful book. It celebrates the ​many ways that babies and trusted adults ​communicate with each other because those ​early interactions are so important.


When a baby babbles, gestures, or cries, and an ​adult responds lovingly -- with eye contact, ​words, or an enfolding hug -- that response has ​a powerful impact. Supportive, responsive ​relationships with caregivers promote a young ​child's lifelong physical, cognitive, and emotional ​health.


MEET OUR CREATORS...

AUTHOR, TRICIA ELAM WALKER

Tricia Elam Walker is an award-winning author, attorney ​and educator. Her children's books include Nana Akua ​Goes to School and Dreamstreet.

Illustrator, cbabi bayoc

Cbabi Bayoc is an internationally-known visual artist and ​illustrator whose previous work includes Good Night ​Racism.

THE MAKING OF OUR BOOK

Behind The Scenes

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TALK BABY TALK!

In the news

Massachusetts Governor, Maura Healey read Talk Baby Talk! to ​Reach Out and Read participants at Lynn Community Health ​Center. Photo courtesy of Joshua Qualls (learn more here)

Author, Tricia Elam Walker (Left) joined Leonard and Clarissa ​Egerton at a launch event at Frugal Bookstore, their store which ​serves as a community hub in Tricia’s in hometown of Roxbury, ​Massachusetts.

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Investing in early childhood literacy is ​essential for the success of our children. ​Evidence-based literacy learning programs ​like Reach Out and Read play a crucial role in ​fostering a love for reading and language ​development among young learners.

-- Governor Maura Healey

Illustrator Cbabi Bayoc personally delivered ​one of the thousand books he generously ​donated to Reach Out and Read programs in ​his St. Louis, Missouri community.

Reach Out and Read is 501(c)3 nonprofit that gives young ​children a foundation for success by incorporating books into ​pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud ​together.


Alex Chu , Regional Executive Director

northeast@reachoutandread.org

89 South Street, Suite 201

Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.455.0600

EIN is 04-3481253