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Talk With Me Baby

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The more you talk, the more your baby learns. Talk With Me Baby Kansas City is dedicated to getting families talking! Hearing lots of loving words builds a healthy brain. The most effective action you can take to increase your baby’s educational opportunities and future success is to talk with your baby every day. Look for opportunities to talk in every situation, from the time your baby wakes until they fall asleep.

Feed Me Words

The number of loving words a baby hears in the first three years of life makes a big difference.

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Brain Growth

A baby’s brain grows very fast! To grow a healthy brain, babies need to hear lots of loving words!

85 percent of brain growth occurs in the first 3 years of life

Talk, Read, Sing

Parents are a baby’s first and best teachers. Ask questions. Wait for a response. Read out loud. Sing songs. Narrate your day. And get everyone involved!

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Learn More

Discover more tips and reminders about how to talk more with your baby. And spread the word!

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For Our Talk With Me Baby Families

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Here are some simple skills that you can use at home!

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About Talk with Me Baby Kansas City

Our Baby Lab team at KUMC and Children’s Mercy is working in partnership with the creators of Talk With Me Baby to increase public awareness and educate caregivers on the importance of talking with their baby every day. Talk With Me Baby was created in the state of Georgia, through a public-private partnership. Find out more at Talk With Me Baby (

At the Baby Lab, we work on a variety of projects to promote early language and social-emotional development so that all young children can reach their potential. Visit the Baby Lab website.

Contact the Baby Lab


3901 Rainbow Boulevard
1044 Miller Building (Mail Stop 4003)
Kansas City, KS 66160

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
2000 Olathe Blvd.
Miller Building, Room 1031
Kansas City, KS 66160