Resources to support early communication

Our Early Years team have produced a set of leaflets available for you to download. 

These leaflets look and different aspects of communication and give you ideas of how to support these areas. Click on a leaflet to download a copy.










Play ideas 

The Speech and Language Therapy team at Worcestershire have kindly allowed us to share their amazing resources with our Parents/ Carers in Salford. 

Follow the links below to download the handouts!




Other useful online resources

Hungry Little MindsThe Department of Education have created a site with short videos and simple, fun activities that you and your child can do together.


LuCiDThe ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) is a five year research collaboration working with partners from across the world to transform our understanding of how children learn to communicate with language.There are sections on the website for Parents/ Carers and Young People resources on child language development.


BBC Bitesize- They have videos about have a language, communication and listening. They share strategies and ideas to support listening and language development e.g. maintaining eye contact, extended language.


Highland Literacy- have kindly allowed us to share their fantastic website which has lots of information and ideas to help support your child to learn! 


NSPCC Look Say Sing Play offer fun and easy tips to help you bring even more Look, Say, Sing, and Play into your daily routine with your baby. The NSPCC will send you a new tip, tailored to your child's age each week! Sign up to get these fantastic resources


Very Well Family- Mirror Play- 'when your baby is 9 to 12 months old, you can harness that fascination to develop several skills: eye-hand coordination, language, and listening skills, and imitation.'



Introducing Tiny Happy People

"A chatty child is a happy child!" Tiny Happy People is BBC Education's most ambitious and exciting initiative to date. The website has lots of ideas and advice to help you develop your child's communication skills through simple interaction and play. 


Visit Tiny Happy People.