Smarter Happier Baby

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Smarter Happier Baby 
We're the LENA Research Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to accelerating language development in very young children to close the "30 million word gap" between disadvantaged children and their more affluent peers.
We're creating a few videos that show parents easy techniques on how to take more to their kids in the critical first three years of their lives. The more words and "conversational turns" a child hears early on, the better they'll do in school and in life.
We're looking for a VO talent to narrate these videos.
We can't decide if a male or female voice would be right.
As for direction, pretty broad: "friendly, helpful, possibly even a little "fun" if it feels right without being corny.
The audience for these is parents. 
2014-09-19 18:33:37 GMT
2014-09-23 18:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
To be defined
Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
90 Seconds
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

***custom demo required*** 
One of the most powerful ways to increase words and conversational turns is to read to your child. Being read to stimulates the brains of even young babies, through exposure to pictures, words, the rhythm of language, and interactions with the parent or caregiver.
You know by now that the most important goal of the Smarter Happier Baby program is increasing conversational turns. A conversational turn occurs when either parent or child says something and the other responds. It’s not necessary for the child to be using words yet in order to make conversational turns. If the child makes a sound pointing at a book, and the parent responds, that turn will stimulate growth in the brain.
Virtually all of the 14 Talking Tips for starting and maintaining conversations work perfectly during shared book reading – touching, going at their pace, following their lead, naming things, adding to what they say – even singing songs!
You don’t have to read for a long time at any one sitting. Even short periods of reading when you get a chance will be beneficial. The most important thing is to try to read every day.

It doesn’t even matter how well you read, or whether the book is in your native language. Just talking about the book and responding to your child is the important thing. 
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