Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds

The new DfE campaign to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development.

Hungry Little Minds is a new Department for Education campaign that encourages parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to improve their child’s early communication, language and literacy development skills to help set them up for school and beyond.

The three year campaign, that launched with social media and online adverts in July, aims to help parents understand that they have a massive impact on their child’s learning and that reading, playing and chatting with them is a simple thing they can do to help them develop even when they are too young to say much back.

Parents can access tips and activities from and search for activities in their area using a new postcode finder service.

Organisations are encouraged to support the campaign, share content on social media and link to campaign website from their sites, making it easier for parents to get the latest advice.

Please share this information as widely as possible so that everyone in your network knows about the campaign.  See the Hungry Little Minds - campaign toolkit.

For more information on how Bolton Start Well Early Communication and Language service are supporting you in delivery quality communication and language development in early years and to download the Top tips for July, visit the Early Years Communication and Language Development resources on our website.

Published: July 2nd 2019