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“When you talk with me, you light up my mind and help my brain to grow…”

Your child’s brain is amazing!

It’s constantly growing and making new connections. When you play, listen and talk with your little one, you help them learn to talk and give them the best start in life. We have lots of tools, tips and advice to help you get your little one talking.

The little things you do with them will make a big difference, now and in their future.

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Top 10 tips poster
Top 10 tips poster
Check out our easy to use summary of the Top 10 Tips for helping your child learn to talk…
10 tips to help me learn to talk (digital)
10 tips to help me learn to talk (digital)
Use this booklet for top tips to help your child learn to talk.
10 tips to help me learn to talk (print)
10 tips to help me learn to talk (print)
Print this booklet for top tips to help your child learn to talk.
Learning to talk: ages and stages
Learning to talk: ages and stages
Take a look at our handy chart for more info on the different stages of your child’s talking journey.
Stammering factsheet
Stammering factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on stammering.
Selective mutism factsheet
Selective mutism factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on selective mutism.
Challenge sheet
Challenge sheet
Check out our summer challenge sheet for fun daily activities.
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Print your certificate once you’ve completed our summer challenge!
Phonological awareness factsheet
Phonological awareness factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on phonological awareness.

Watch me…

From before they are born until they grow up, you can have a positive impact on your child. Look at these fun videos for our top ten tips to get your child talking…

Looking for more?

Follow the links to our favourite websites all designed to support you and help your child to talk.

Hungry little minds
Simple, fun activities for children, from newborn to five years.
Tiny Happy People
Advice from the BBC to help your child develop - simple activities and play ideas.
Look, say, sing, play
Tips from NSPCC to help you bring looking, saying, singing and play into your daily routine.
General language development
Language development and tips from Oxford Brookes ‘Babylab’.
Bilingualism
Facts, myths, tips and questions about bilingualism from Oxford Brookes ‘Babylab’.
Managing your child’s behaviour
‘Top Tips’ from a Speech and Language Therapist.

Are you still concerned about your child’s talking?

There are lots of services across Wales to help children with their speech, language and communication skills. The Family Information Service is available for parents to contact if they would like advice and support with regards to local services. You can find your local Family Information Service here. If you are concerned about your child’s talking, you can contact your health visitor or speak to staff at your child’s nursery.

Guidance for practitioners

A range of tools, tips, and advice for you to share with parents to help them understand the importance of their role in getting their little ones talking.