Your child is constantly learning and taking everything around them in. They love to chat, play and read with you and those around them. During this time your child will be learning new words, they do this by learning from you and their environment. On the Hungry Little minds website you’ll find short videos and simple, fun activities that you and your child can do together.
Communication development starts with the motivation to communicate and is built through non-verbal and verbal interactions between your child and those around them, especially through play. Learn more about communication in these helpful resources:
- ican talking points for parents
- The Communication trust - through the eyes of a child
- NSPCC’s ‘Look, Say, Sing, Play’ campaign’
Vroom: Boost your child's learning with Vroom's fast and fun tips to your phone or via email.
Stamma: British Stammering Association- Information and advice on stammering.
Use the tree of talking to record your child’s new words
If you are concerned about your baby/child’s communication development you can speak to your health visiting team for advice and information.
What your child experiences when you interact with them helps shape their development. In the zero to three resources you can learn how to nurture your child’s social emotional, intellectual, language and motor development.
Technology is a big part of everyday lives, and children are spending more time looking at a screen. Here is some information about the use of screen time:
Play is how your child learns and processes the world. They love to play with you and others around them. You can learn more about play and your child here.
Preparing for your child to start school and be ‘school ready’ begins earlier than you might think. Their development in their first 4-5 years of life are the building blocks for them being ready to learn once at school. The main way young children learn is through you and these helpful resources provide information on how you can best support your child’s learning and development.