Learning Zone

 

 

Here you will find bite size learning opportunities to help you to understand more about speech, language and communication development.

We understand that parents don’t have oodles of time to spare, so we’ve kept these short and sweet so you can fit them in while your child is napping or whilst you’re on your coffee break at work.

 

 

Chalk Talks

Watch one of our short videos to learn more about early communication development 

 

 What are speech, language and communication skills?

How children learn to talk  

 

   How do I know if there’s a problem?

 

 

 

Podcasts

Listen to one of our podcasts below to learn more about what helps and hinders early communication

 

Technology - Good, Bad or Ugly? 
Dummies, Bottles and Talking

 

 

 

 

Recommended Reads

We’ve sourced some great articles and information to help you understand more about supporting early communication development

 

The Benefit of Song & Rhyme
Article by The Guardian
Why Self Regulation is Important
By The Hanen Centre
Talking to Babies Improves their IQ
Study by LENA
Language Unlocks Reading
by The National Literacy Trust

 

 

   Recommended Viewing

 

Below are some recommended short TV programmes and video clips related to early communication development

 

 Babies: Their Wonderful World (BBC) What are the effects of tablets and smartphones on babies’ brains?

 CBeebies Makaton Bedtime Story – Ten in the Bed, with Rob Delaney

Babies: Their Wonderful World (BBC) What happens to babies’ brains when you speak parentese?

  How parents can boost language skills Kirsty Murrell, Speech & Language Therapist.