NCAST Programs - Promoting Nurturing Environments for Young Children

BabyCues - A Child's First Language

What is BabyCues: A Child's First Language?

  • An innovative intervention tool (DVD and cards) 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 behavioral cues.

How can BabyCues benefit the caregiver/parent child relationship?

  • Viewing the BabyCues Video and practicing with the BabyCues Cardcan 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?

Who should use BabyCues: A Child's First Language?

  • Public Health Nurses, Home Visitors, Educators, Childcare Providers, Therapists

Preview an excerpt from the BabyCues video here . . . 

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BabyCues: A Child's First Language Set
(DVD & Cards)

BabyCues: A Child's First Language Set (DVD & Cards)


Product ID: BC-SET

An informative set of 52 cards including 46 colored photo cards that illustrate and explain behavioral cues commonly seen in infants and young children, plus a fold-out instructional booklet and six sorting cards. Each card includes a different photo with an explanation on the back explaining the type of cue (engaging or disengaging) and the intensity (subtle or potent). The 20 minute DVD illustrates baby cues including clustering of cues, hunger cues, satiation cues, states of arousal and more.



Price: $85.00

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BabyCues: A Child's First Language DVD

BabyCues: A Child's First Language DVD


Product ID: BCV

A 20 minute DVD which shows examples of cues, engaging and disengaging, as well as examples of how cues often cluster around hunger or satiation. Sleep states and levels of alertness which also impact the caregiving environment are shown. These states and implications for caregiving are explained as well. Learning and interpreting these cues is presented from an attachment theory base and will assist the caregiver or parent in providing a nuturing environment for babies and young children.



Price: $62.00

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BabyCues: A Child's First Language Cards

BabyCues: A Child's First Language Cards


Product ID: BC

An informative set of 52 cards including 46 colored photo cards that illustrate and explain the behavioral cues commonly seen in infants and young children, plus a fold-out instructional booklet and six sorting cards. Each card includes a different photo with an explanation on the back explaining the type of cue (engaging or disengaging) and the intensity (subtle or potent). English Version



Price: $26.00

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BabyCues: A Child's First Language - Spanish

BabyCues: A Child's First Language - Spanish


Product ID: BCS

An informative set of 52 cards including 46 colored photo cards that illustrate and explain the behavioral cues commonly seen in infants and young children, plus a fold-out instructional booklet and six sorting cards. Each card includes a different photo with an explanation on the back explaining the type of cue (engaging or disengaging) and the intensity (subtle or potent). SPANISH Version



Price: $26.00

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