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.
Your baby loves to play and learn with you take a look at the BBC resource Tiny Happy People for great ideas to help you play and enjoy simple activities that will help your baby’s early development.
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 (link to SLT Communication development resource)
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.
Lots of children in the UK and around the world grow up with more than one language. There are many benefits to being bilingual. Read more about what we know about bilingualism:
Here is information that has been translated into different languages:
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.