Language baby, a collaborative event organised by us folk here at LuCiD and our friends at the Whitworth art gallery, has been shortlisted for the University of Manchester Making a Difference Awards for Social Responsibility. Representatives from LuCiD and the Whitworth will attend an awards ceremony on 11th May to find out whether we have won this prestigious award.
The event built on the Whitworth's existing Art baby - Music baby programme, where babies and their grown ups take part in free sensory play sessions exploring different colours, objects and textures, as well as enjoying music from a local musician. Language baby unsurprisingly focused on language, with a storyteller leading babies through a mini-adventure with words, even before the babies could talk. Attendees were also given the opportunity to talk to and take part in demonstrations with language development experts from LuCiD. Many of the caregivers attending the day were surprised to learn just how much language babies understand and how they use gestures to communicate with us long before they can talk. For more information about Language baby, read our event blog.