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Talk and play ideas

For parents, carers and family members using interactions, everyday activities and household items.

These ideas are based on evidence-based research and will support your child's development.

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Tips for supporting talk through play


The stories behind the objects children play with


How you can help your child build good relationship and communication skills

Preparing for change

Advice on supporting your child as they move to school

Best for babies

Home play ideas that support early talk

Talking with toddlers

From babble to chat - how to help your toddler become a talker

Singing with toddlers

Nursery rhymes to sing at home with your toddler

Perfect for preschoolers

How stories can help to build vocabulary

Talk and play nine day challenge

A nine-day activity challenge designed to get your baby, toddler and preschooler talking and understanding language