conversations count

Birmingham Talks is a free citywide program that works with babies from birth-3 years old to help build lifetime literacy.

did you know?

Children’s brains reach 80% of their adult size by the age of 3.

children
listen

Every word we say to them is vital for early brain development.

did you know?

In the first few years of life, 700 new neural connections form in a child’s brain every second.

LENA counts

LENA™
counts

LENA™ is a small, wearable accessory that measures words spoken to babies — providing aggregated data to measure adult words heard and conversational turns.

how it works