During the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, TALK Derby is providing an online service to Derby practitioners and families through our resources and support and training offer. We are available on the phone and via email so do get in touch if you need us. Thank you and stay safe.

Last opportunities for practitioners to take up free training

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Every child deserves to have the best opportunities in life.

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TALK Derby is a Government-funded project to help local children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to succeed in life.

Whether as parents, carers or professionals working with children, or as potential employers, we all have a role to play and a contribution to make. Watch our special films of Derby children talking to adults.

Follow the links below to find out what TALK Derby has to offer you:

Make the TALK Derby Pledge today to show your support.
Our children's futures are in our hands – let’s TALK Derby!

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9 hours ago

TALKDerby

Training has been a big part of TALK Derby from the beginning.

Over 450 practitioners and parents around Derby have benefited from our training and support.

Read more about the legacy of our training here:
👉 bit.ly/3fk0o8d
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Training has been a big part of TALK Derby from the beginning.

Over 450 practitioners and parents around Derby have benefited from our training and support.

Read more about the legacy of our training here:
👉 https://bit.ly/3fk0o8d

1 day ago

TALKDerby

There are lots of benefits of talking to your children in your home language.

Research has shown that being bilingual gives your child greater verbal and non-verbal IQ.

We’ve put together an information pack about all of the benefits. Give it a read here:
👉 bit.ly/3f8vG1o
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There are lots of benefits of talking to your children in your home language.

Research has shown that being bilingual gives your child greater verbal and non-verbal IQ.

We’ve put together an information pack about all of the benefits. Give it a read here:
👉 https://bit.ly/3f8vG1o

2 days ago

TALKDerby

Did you know? 💭

By 3 years old, children start to use longer and more complicated sentences.

“I’m going to Nana’s and I’m gonna get a toy car”

Find out more about the stages of language development with I CAN:
👉 bit.ly/3gyQgID
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Did you know? 💭

By 3 years old, children start to use longer and more complicated sentences.

“I’m going to Nana’s and I’m gonna get a toy car”

Find out more about the stages of language development with I CAN:
👉 https://bit.ly/3gyQgID
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Join Steve Jordan from @BBCDerby and show your support for TALK Derby!

Make the pledge and commit to talking and listening more to the children in your life.

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#speech #language #communication #talking #listening #Derby @deb_outhwaite @SportForumDerby https://t.co/xZm21GW6CM

Training has been a big part of TALK Derby from the beginning

Over 450 practitioners and parents around Derby have benefited from our training and support.

Read more about the legacy of our training here:
👉https://t.co/lkZqOYt53M

#Derby #speech #language @DTSADerby @DerbyCC

Did you know? 💭

At 18 months, a child has a vocabulary of around 5-20 words. This grows to around 1000 words by the time they’re 3.

Find out more:
👉 https://t.co/6ej0tjCQJM

#speech #langauge #communication #EYFS @DerbyEarlyYears @DerbyUniEYTS @EY_Matters

Top tip! 🙌

When you share books with your child, try to turn off the radio, TV and computer. It’s easier for you both to enjoy the story without distractions.

Get more tips for reading with your child here:
👉 https://t.co/HvAzXjSVIL

#reading #books @peartreeinfants @DerbyCA

Research has shown that being bilingual gives your child a greater verbal and non-verbal IQ.

We’ve put together an information pack about the benefits of talking to your child in your home language.

Give it a read here:
👉https://t.co/Wn7d7wkHRV

#bilingualism @CityofDerby

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