Baby Babbles & 'Parentese': Storytime: I Kissed The Baby- Mary Murphy

Baby Babbles & 'Parentese': Storytime: I Kissed The Baby- Mary Murphy

Actions and Detail Panel


Event Information

Share this event

Date and time



Online event

Event description
Age -0-12 months: Activities that foster language development through serve -and-return exchanges.

About this event

About This Session

ACTIVITY: Storytime with Baby - I Kissed The Baby

Making books a part of your baby’s daily routine will help nurture a love of reading. Together we will enjoy a story and learn fun ways to build your baby’s language!

Babies respond best to bold, black and white illustrations. Join us as the EarlyON teams reads this attention grabbing and charming tale of welcoming a brand-new baby.

What is 'Parentese'?

Adults often already use sing-song speech and big facial expressions when they talk with babies. We stretch out the sounds of the words, and we love to make funny facial expressions. We also tend to repeat the same words or phrases over and over. Researchers call the ways we talk to babies “motherese,” “parentese,” or, more accurately, “caretakerese.” This unusual way of talking helps infants learn language. The stretched out vowels, high pitch, big facial expressions, and repeated words and phrases help babies learn sounds.

In fact, researchers have found that infants prefer parentese to the sounds of normal adult conversation.

Register and you'll be emailed a link for this free zoom session.

Brought to you by Port Cares' EarlyON team.

PLEASE NOTE: For security and reporting purposes, registrants must indicate their city and the names of the children in attendance. If you do not provide this information, you will not be admitted into the zoom session. We thank you for your understanding.

Have a question about this session?

Give us a call at 905-321-7568 Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30.

Visit our Facebook Page and Instagram for more fun and activities! @earlyonvirtual

Disclaimer: This zoom session may be recorded for quality assurance and training purposes. Please know that recordings will never be distributed outside of our organization and are recorded directly. You may be notified once joining zoom that the session is being recorded. Participants are not able to record the session; only the host, which is EarlyON. Please note that only the speaker / facilitator is recorded and not participants, unless they unmute themselves. By registering for this zoom session you agree to be and are aware of potentially being recorded. We also have activities that are posted to our Instagram and Facebook pages. You can also email us to set up a one-on-one session with one of our Registered Early Childhood Educators.

If you have any questions about this, please contact us at


Note: You will need a zoom account to attend this session. Download zoom to your computer or mobile device

New to zoom? Learn how to use it here.

Share with friends

Date and time


Online event

Save This Event

Event Saved