For Children 

6 - 12 Months

Between 6 and 12 months your baby is starting to understand some words. They may start to string babble together such as 'ba ba ba ba', 'ma ma ma ma'. They are beginning to make noises to communicate and get your attention.

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Talking with your baby or toddler can help their language and communication development. The more you talk with your baby or toddler, the better. Parents who talk a lot to their young children use lots of different sounds and words. When children hear more words, it helps to improve their understanding of language, and increases the number and variety of words that they can then understand and use. And it’s not just about better language skills. Talking with babies helps their brains develop and can help children do better at school when they’re older.

Games & Resources

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

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Tips & Links

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

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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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