Bi-lingual quick tips for parents and practitioners


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The National Literacy Trust have a great set of quick tips (19 languages). 

We have produced a series of bi-lingual quick tips for parents and practitioners to help children develop good talking and listening skills. There are lots of different languages.

The following tips are available in English and 19 other languages. Copies can be downloaded and photocopied free of charge:

Bilingual quick tips | National Literacy Trust

Activities for 0-6 months | Words for Life

Resources for Early Years professionals | National Literacy Trust

Say hello to your new baby

Talking to your baby from day one will help the two of you get to know each other, and gives your child a great start in life. These quick tips will help you enjoy "conversations" with your baby right from the start.

Dummies and talking

Babies and young children like to suck, so dummies can help soothe at bedtime or when your baby is tired or cross. But regular and extended use of a dummy can create problems with your child's speech. For more information download a copy of our quick tips.

Talk to your baby and child in your own language

The best way to help your child learn to talk is to talk to him as much as possible in your own language - it doesn't have to be English.

Making the most of television

Like adults, young children sometimes feel tired or stressed and want to relax by watching television. Used in the right way, television can be beneficial. But too much can be harmful, so use our quick tips to help find the right balance.

Talking with your baby

Learning to talk is one of the most important and complex skills your child will accomplish. Talking helps your baby’s brain develop and is the foundation of literacy. It seems to happen naturally, but in fact you have a very important role to play.

Sharing songs and rhymes

Babies and young children love songs and rhymes, especially hearing the sound of your voice. And they're a great way to help your child's talking and listening skills. Take a look at the quick tips below.

Sharing books with your baby

Sharing books is a wonderful way to help your child learn to talk and hear new words, and it's the ideal opportunity to share a cuddle at the same time.

Playing with your baby

Play is the main way that babies and toddlers learn about the world. With your help, it's also a wonderful way to support their language development. Find out how by downloading our quick tips.

Related Links

  1. Bilingual Quick Tips
  2. Free resources for parents
  3. Free resources for professionals

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Page last reviewed: 25/02/2024

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