Talk and play guides
Our 'Talk and play every day' guides provide information about supporting speech and language development in your child's early years.
Developing language in young babies: 0 to six months (PDF 398Kb)
Developing language in babies: six to 12 months (PDF 398Kb)
Developing language in toddlers: one to two years (PDF 449Kb)
Developing language in young children: two years plus (PDF 318Kb)
Keep your language alive (PDF 331Kb) – a guide to every day language development for bilingual children.
Read and rhyme language development (PDF 250KB) – a guide to language development in children using reading and rhyming.
Switch it off and talk together (PDF 554Kb) – children learn best through talk and play, but this guide has some tips for making the most of TV and computer games for speech and language development.