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Speech and language development

Speech and language developmentAt this age, your child is getting better at holding conversations, using longer sentences and taking turns to speak. They will need to practise listening, taking turns and sharing their ideas with their classmates. To learn more about what your child can say and understand at this stage and how to help their speech development, visit I Can. The BBC Tiny Happy People has fun activities you can do with your child to help them learn and encourage their speech and language development.

Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is the basis for literacy and learning to read and write so everything you’ve done so far to help your child’s language should make this next step of reading and writing easier for them. If you have any worries about your child’s speech, you can speak to your health visitor for advice and support.

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