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Communication with babies and toddlers

Helping your toddler to talk

Helping your toddler to start talking: 18 to 24 months

How can you encourage a child’s language development, and what milestones occur between 18 to 24 months for toddlers? Find out more about speech development here.

Coping with a crying baby

Coping with a crying baby can be a challenge. Here are tips on how to stop a baby from crying. Discover techniques you can use to soothe, calm and comfort your child.

Baby babble: babies from 0 to 6 months

Information about babbling, baby language and speech development, with guidance on when babies learn to talk, chatting with your baby and more.

Communicating with your baby

Interacting and communicating with your baby and discovering what they are trying to tell you can be a wonderful experience. Find out more about baby talk, sounds and cues here.

Learning words: babies from 6 to 12 months

Here we look at babbling, gesturing and baby language development from 6 to 12 months. At this stage, babies are developing quickly and will gesture and recognise key words.

How to deal with toddler tantrums

There is so much to look forward to as babies grow into toddlers, but the start of tantrums is one development often dreaded by parents. Here we look at how to deal with tantrums.

Baby talk: speech development from 12 to 18 months

A baby’s first words are usually heard between 12 and 18 months. You can encourage speech development with baby talk and by recognising child language development stages.

Communicating with your toddler

As your baby grows into a toddler and starts saying their first words, it’s an incredibly exciting time. Find out about toddler talk, using stories and more on development.

How can you encourage a child’s language development ?

Here we look at communication and language development in children. We discuss how you can encourage progress with your baby and eventually help a toddler learn to talk.

Reading with your child

Teaching your child to read and enjoying books together from an early age is a fantastic way to encourage their understanding of words and language.

Importance of outdoor play activities for kids

Discover the importance and benefits of outdoor play for kids. Being outdoors can be an exciting sensory experience in the early years; here we discuss some fun activities.

Top tips for parents with two children under two

Here we provide our top ten tips on managing life with two children under two.