Serve and return: the importance of interactions between parents and their infant. Take a look at this video created as part of infant mental health awareness week 2020 about how back and forth 'serve and return' interactions between parents and their infant help baby's brain development and support communication and social skills.
Time to Talk Warwickshire has information for families on what to expect at different ages and stages, advice on dummies, bilingual support and information videos. The site also lists the main organisations to contact for support.
Talking Point gives parents, carers and practitioners the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills. If you are concerned about your child’s speech, language and communication, you can use the Progress Checker which allows you to review their progress. There is also a database of resources and FAQ factsheets.
Small Talk - Little ways to make a big difference.
Hungry Little Minds - This site contains lots of ideas and activities to help light up hungry little minds from zero to five. Help to build their confidence and engage with the world around them in preparation for starting school.
NSPCC Look Say Sing Play - Right from birth, every time you talk, sing or play with your baby, you’re not just bonding, you’re building their brain.
Big Little Moments - Lots of ideas and tips for building young brains, from morning to bedtime, waiting for the bus to playing together. Big Little Moments shows how all these little moments you share add up to something much bigger, giving children the skills they need to develop into healthy, bright adults.
BBC - Tiny Happy People - Help to develop your child's communication skills from the BBC. Explore simple activities and play ideas and fun activities. It has tips and advice for language learning and child development, advice on chatting with your child plus science and facts and life as a parent.
Bookstart Baby Pack - During one of the first visits from your health visitor you should receive your free Bookstart Baby Pack. Pack contents may vary but each has everything you need to start sharing stories, rhymes and songs with your baby.
Libraries for children and young adults - All Warwickshire libraries provide a safe, family-friendly environment. Joining is free and children can join from birth. You will find things to do with your baby and child, tips to encourage reading, free activities as well as recommended websites to develop a love of reading.
Love My Books - This website is packed full of information and resources that run alongside recommended books for children. If you want ideas for a book to buy for your child along with recommended activities and videos or have a book you would like to explore further with your child through web and home learning links this is the place to look. Recommended books and activities for ages 0-11 years.