For Children 

0 - 6 Months

Between 0 and 6 months your baby's vision is developing and they love to see your face. They are starting to smile and make gurgles, cooing and babbling.

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Right from birth, every time you talk, sing or play with your baby, you’re not just bonding, you’re building their brain. Our babies need us to talk to them, the more words they hear the better talkers they become. Talking to you baby, or copying what they babble, is an easy way to build their brain throughout the day. Even talking about simple actions as you do them is a great place to start. Conversations with your baby might feel one-sided to begin with. But even though your young baby doesn’t have words yet, they will still try to join the conversation! They communicate with you through crying, eye contact and listening and later on, they will coo, smile, laugh, make more sounds and move their body to communicate with you.

Games & Resources

Take a look at our resources and games specifically chosen for your child's age group here.

Bilingual Families - The Importance of Home Language

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Play and Language: Exploratory play

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Follow the child’s lead: Play and language.

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Tips & Links

Discover our bite-sized tips to help your child's development and links to useful websites here.

Hungry Little Minds

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Essex Family and Wellbeing Service

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Out and About

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for advice about your child's learning and development? We answer your frequently asked questions here.

Get in touch

For further support or advice, please feel free to contact us on the email address below.
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