Caspar showing his book Babies Laugh at Everything to a baby during the show

Babies Laugh Out Loud – Glasgow July 2024

Monday was the World Premiere my new show Babies Laugh Out Loud. It’s a show for babies and about babies. It is about my research into the science of baby laughter. After 12 years of doing this research, it was a delight to finally present it direct to babies themselves.

i was honoured to be able to present this to babies at the Glasgow Science Centre. Their IMAX stage was not the best location for a tiny show for tiny people. But the babies mostly didn’t mind. Thank you to Sam Wass and the organisers of International Conference on Infant Studies for making this possible. Huge thanks to my director Sarah Argent for co-creating this show. We enjoyed ourselves and audience were soooo cute.

We hope to bring the show to more places. So watch this space. If you have suggestions for suitable venues, please drop me a line at caspar@babies.lol

Front cover of The Laughing Baby

The Laughing Baby

The science of happy babies

Written by Dr Caspar Addyman

The Laughing Baby is a popular science book about baby psychology. Long before babies can talk, they communicate their experience of the world through laughter and tears. Until now, however, psychologists and parenting experts have largely focused on moments of stress and confusion. Developmental psychologist Caspar Addyman decided to change that.

For nearly a decade Caspar has run the Baby Laughter project, collecting data, videos and stories from parents all over the world. He has learned that laughter and smiles – crucial to reinvigorate the weariest of parents – are of central importance at the start of life. They define our cognitive and emotional development and provide a fascinating window into what babies are learning.

Moving chronologically through the first two years of infancy, The Laughing Baby explores the origin story for our incredible abilities, and how understanding them is key to understanding ourselves.

The Laughing Baby is published by Unbound.

Front cover of Babies Laugh at Tickles

Babies Laugh At Tickles

Published 6 June 2024

Written by Dr Caspar Addyman

Illustrated by Ania Simeone

Play along together and get little ones giggling with Babies Laugh at Tickles, a joyful board book with a giant sound button and an interactive tickle game.

Babies will love joining in with the story, as you are prompted to tickle them from their toes . . . to their nose! While the giant sound button, featuring the No 1 sound to make babies laugh – a giggle! – will stimulate the senses and develop motor skills.

Written by Dr. Caspar Addyman, a leading expert in what makes babies laugh, with adorable illustrations of smiling babies from Ania Simeone.

Cover of Babies Laugh All Day Long

Babies Laugh All Day Long

Published 18 January 2024

Written by Dr Caspar Addyman

Illustrated by Ania Simeone

Get little ones giggling with Babies Laugh All Day Long – a joyful board book with a soft squeaker button, perfect for little hands to press!

Written by Dr. Caspar Addyman, a leading expert in what makes babies laugh, Babies Laugh All Day Long has been scientifically developed to help babies and carers bond through reading and laughter.

With bouncy read-aloud words and adorable illustrations of laughing, smiling babies by Ania Simeone, little ones will love going through the five familiar daily moments together – nappy time, dinner time, play time and bath time, ending with a cosy bedtime scene!