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Child Development

Child Development

There are lots of information on how your child will develop over this time.

How your child will grow

Speech and Language

The following links provide lots of information on helping your child with their speech:

Video: When will my child start talking?

Help your child learn to talk

Ican is the children’s communication charity and has lots of advice

Talking Point has useful information on how speech develops


School Readiness

Learing and Playing

Steps to Starting School


Playing with your child

One of the most important things your child will learn is how to make friends, click here for how you can support this and the importance of playgroups, pre-schools and nurseries.

While babies develop at different rates here are the milestones you might expect:

Your baby’s brain develops at a rapid rate during the last three months of pregnancy, through to the first two years of life, because of this it is really important to be responsive to your baby’s needs as this can help to support your child’s emotional and mental development, for support doing this click here.

Other helpful links