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Learning to talk

Your child learning to talk is an exciting point in their development but it can make some of us worried. If you are anxious about your child’s speech, there are some things you can do to try to help them with talking.  

Learning to talk

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Help your baby learn to talk

  1. Chat about what you’re doing. They will learn from your voice and conversation.  
  2. Name and point to things you can both see e.g., “look, a cat!” This will help your baby learn words.  
  3. Increase your child’s vocabulary by giving them choices e.g., “do you want an apple or a banana?” 

This is adapted from NHS Start 4 life Learning to talk  

Learning to talk

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Looking for more?

Wirral Speech Booklet is a really useful tool for parents wanting to help their child’s speech.

NHS Start 4 Life Learning to talk provides advice on ways to help your child talk

Speech and Language UK progress checker offers helpful advice and resources

If you are worried or anxious about your child’s speech then you can chat with your Health Visitor or contact your local Family Hub to discuss a WELLCOMM screening. More information can be found on Wirral Gov Children’s speech and language guidance

Time to reflect

When thinking about your child’s speech development…  

What are you already doing that you want to carry on doing? 

What have you learned that you could try today? 

What do you want to do next? 

Know what you want to do next?

Log into your free account (on the top right-hand side) to set a goal on something that’s important to you and your family – then you can check in to show yourself how far you’ve come.

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