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Artbaby-Musicbaby-Languagebaby: What babies know and understand even before they can talk

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09 November 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road
M15 6ER

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ESRC Festival of Social Science logoThrough sensory workshops for babies and their grown-ups and other interactive activities, this event explored how babies learn from their environment, sharing research on what they understand before they can talk.


Taking place at the Whitworth art gallery and designed for babies and their grown ups, this event linked with the gallery’s well-established sensory workshops, where babies explore sounds, art and music. Artbaby-Musicbaby-Languagebaby extended these workshops to include storytelling sessions and share research on how babies learn from the world around them, how they use different gestures to communicate and how talking to babies about the things they are showing an interest in helps their language development. Scientists from the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) were on hand to take visitors through interactive activities and demonstrations, or answer burning questions about how children learn to communicate.


Find out more about this event on the LuCiD blog.