BabyCues® – A Child’s First Language is an innovative intervention tool that help parents, home visitors and other caregivers be more “tuned in” to their infant and young child’s feelings by learning to understand and respond to their behavioural cues. By recognising and responding to a child’s behavioral cues, parents and other caregivers can develop sensitive, responsive relationships with the children in their life.
Viewing the BabyCues® Video and practicing with the BabyCues® Cards can help parents and other caregivers gain confidence, improve their caregiving skills and ultimately enhance the relationship with the baby or young child in their life.
Learning to read a child’s cues can help parents respond more sensitively by answering questions such as: How can I tell my baby is ready to play and interact? How do I know my child needs a break from an activity? What combination of cues might tell me my baby is hungry?
BabyCues®– A Child’s First Language was designed for use in the home, in a clinical setting, or as a teaching tool in the classroom.
BabyCues® Cards are an informative set of 59 cards, including 52 colored photo cards that illustrate and explain behavioural cues commonly seen in infants and young children, plus a fold-out instructional booklet and seven sorting cards. Each card includes a different photo with an explanation on the back explaining the type of cue and what your baby may be telling you.
The BabyCues® DVD is a 20 minute video which illustrates baby cues and also shows clustering of cues, states of arousal, hunger and satiation cues, and more.
The BabyCues® Look What I’m Saying Parent Handout is designed for professionals to share with parents and caregivers after viewing the BabyCues® video and/or working with the BabyCues® cards (50 per pad).