Learning and Development

Top Tips to Promote Communication and Language Development


Top Tips of the month

Guidance for Top Tips of the month
Guidance for the use of monthly speech, language and communication development top tips for practitioners.

Top Tips of the month for practitioners
Monthly top tips to update practitioners on key areas of speech, language and communication development.

Top Tips of the month for parents
Monthly tips which practitioners can share with parents to encourage activities in the home learning environment to promote communication and language development.

Songs of the month
A monthly song card to share with children and parents: one song is a traditional song and the other is a new song to teach the children and share with parents.


Five Golden Rules for Communication

Five Golden Rules for Communication
Poster/factsheet outlining the five golden rules to support children’s early communication and language development for use by practitioners and parents.


Supporting the Home Learning Environment (use of dummies)

These information sheets help practitioners to share key information with parents to support them in understanding the pros and cons of the use of dummies and how to wean a child off a dummy at home.

Ideas from communication champions to share with parents regarding dummy use


I CAN Factsheets

Top 10 toys for the development of communication skills from I CAN
A list of some toys and games that can be particularly helpful for supporting the development of communication skills.

Speech sounds from I CAN
Informational factsheet about how children learn sounds.


The Communication Trust Factsheet: Top Talking Tips for Parents

The Communication Trust - Top talking tips for parents
Top talking tips for parents and their children.

The Communication Trust - Cracking the code
A poster displaying speech, language and communication needs and the SEND Code of Practice.

The Communication Trust - Top tips for developing talking
Tips from The Communication Trust for developing language in children and young people of all ages.