Having open conversations with children is the best way to help them develop their speech, language and communication skills. It’s also great fun, as our special films show!
Evonne Williams, Derby City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, went to Harrington Nursery School in Pear Tree.
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Useful websites and resources for all
https://www.afasic.org.uk/ - AFASIC - voice for life. Afasic seeks to raise awareness and to create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments.
www.ican.org.uk - I CAN - helps children communicate. They are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world
www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk - The Communication Trust - every child understood. A coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together they support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.
hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk - Hungry Little Minds - simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five
www.talkingpoint.org.uk - Talking Point - the first stop for information on children’s communication
www.literacytrust.org.uk - National Literacy Trust - an independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life
www.wordsforlife.org.uk - Words for Life - Words for Life is the National Literacy Trust’s website for parents
www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources/resources-for-parents/through-the-eyes-of-a-child/ - four films to help parents (with children up to the age of three) encourage their children's communication development
Look, say, sing, play - fun and easy tips to help you bring even more Look, say, sing and play into your daily routine with your baby
Derby Speech and Language Therapy Service Advice Sheets
Other websites and resources for practitioners
Information from the Communication Trust on talking to parents about their child's speech, language and communication.
Time to Talk - Implementing Outstanding Practice in Speech, Language and Communication - written by Jean Gross
The Early Years Commitment from The Communication Trust helps settings to address every aspect of early years communication development
Oracy benchmarks from Voice 21
Other websites and resources for parents
hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk - simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five
Big Little Moments - building young brains with the Big Little Moments
Chat as you go - your baby loves the sound of your voice
Download a poster for parents charting a child’s progress from birth to five.
Sign up for useful tips from the NSPCC.