Speech and Language

New campaign launched to support children’s early years development

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust and Central Bedfordshire Council have launched a campaign to help parents support their child’s communication skills during their early years.

The Five Key Messages campaign launches this week and focusses on five of the most important activities to help children develop their communication skills. Good communication skills help children make friends, talk to others, listen to people and understand what they say.

The campaign will give parents ideas about how to help their children develop their communication skills, and will promote one of the following key messages each week:

  • Let’s Get Talking: talking to children from a very young age helps them learn words and sounds, and as they get older can help them develop social skills

  • Let’s Get Listening: helping children learn to listen and pay attention is a key skill, and will them as they grow and attend nursery and school

  • Let’s Get Playing: children learn really well through play, and parents can teach their children words and sounds by joining in

  • Let’s Get Rhyming: something as simple as singing songs or nursery rhymes can help children’s speech and language develop

  • Let’s Get Together: spending time together helps children learn words, and being face to face with them helps them learn expressions

Please click on the link below to take you to Central Beds webpage and read the full article:

https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/news/article/410/new_campaign_launched_to_support_children_s_early_years_development

More information is available on Luton and Bedfordshire's Children's Speech and Language Therapy website:

https://childspeechbedfordshire.nhs.uk/information-and-advice/5-key-speech-and-language-messages/

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