How to help at home with my child / young person's understanding, talking or communication
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The resources here will help you reach the outcome: "I know what changes I can make at home that make understanding and communicating easier for my toddler."
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Reduce screen time
Screens can often distract both toddlers and adults from every day interactions and communication. Try to reduce your and your toddler's screen time to increase opportunities for playing, talking and interacting together. This simple video from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust outlines key messages using screens.
Parent information, advice and resources - Worcestershire
The Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy service website provides a comprehensive range of resources, advice and You Tube videos to help parents to support their child / young person at home.
Visit the website to find:
- Information about speech, language and communication
- Free resources you can download and use at home
- Links to our You Tube channel where you will find demonstrations of activities you can do at home
- Further information about the local team, where we work and what services we provide
Switch off and talk
Toddlers find it hard to focus on two things at once. TV and other background noise make it hard for them to learn. You can help your toddler to develop good listening and talking skills by switching off electronic devices. This webpage and leaflet provides you with information about why this is important.
NLT Tips for talking leaflets
The National Literacy Trust provides a wide range of parent-friendly downloadable leaflets outlining tips for talking, why talking to your toddler matters and the benefits for their development. The ideas include information for talking in daily routines such as during nappy changing, information for dads and activities to support communication when out and about.
Small Talk helps parents turn daily activities with their toddler into new opportunities to build language skills. It includes a website featuring simple videos, tips and information to help chat, play and read every day. The activities include ideas around meal times and other daily routines such as going shopping.