Born to Talk





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Understanding babies’ subtle communications during the first three months can be quite a challenge for parents and practitioners alike. Born to Talk follows 3 babies as they develop and will guide you in how to interpret non-verbal gestures.

With this documentary you will see clear and delightful examples of how to engage with babies right from birth. The first three months of life are portrayed in detail, concentrating on communication, with clear examples of how you can support early interactions, support conversations and read signals.

From crying to smiling, you will see how tuning in to babies’ first attempts at communication is intrinsic to their development.


  • Develop an understanding of the subtle nature of how the very young communicate their needs and feelings
  • Learn how to tune into these interactions and interpret non-verbal gestures
  • Gain insight into how communication with the very young forms the basis of language development

How can I use this video? +

  • A great resources to examine particular stages of development
  • Link theory to practice easily by observing what theories actually look like in everyday situations
  • The ability to re watch as often as needed leads to further in depth study
  • This longitudinal study allows in depth study of each stage of development
  • Structure lends itself to use in presentations, seminars and lectures
  • Filming of children in real situations, supports working with parents
  • The chapter structure offers flexible learning at a time and pace convenient to you


Introduction - what babies see & hear

A closer look at how baby experiences the world.

Communication at feeding time

Eye contact and connecting with baby through conversation.

Communication at changing time

Care routines offer an excellent opportunity for two way conversation to reassure and soothe baby.


First attempts to communicate

The importance of early communication patterns.


Interpreting different types of cry

Understanding babies needs.

Dad's involvement

Looking at the role of Dad.

Smiling "conversations"

Two way exchanges, developing emotional connection.


Interpreting signals

Understanding baby’s non-verbal communication

Turn taking conversations

Conversations with baby.

Experienced grannies

Looking at other key attachment relationships.

Routines and anticipation

Baby develops awareness and communicates expectations.

Understanding babies communications

Summary of baby’s ability to communicate.

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With Siren’s instant online access you can rent this training film for 1 week, 3 months or a year. Our most affordable option makes this training accessible to watch on any device to train as many staff members from one setting* as you need. You will need a reasonably fast internet. You can test this by watching one of our trailers. If that works your good to go.

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