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When you talk with me, you light up my mind and help my brain to grow…

You know that talking with little ones makes their brains grow even more – helping to give children the best start in life, make friends more easily, and feel happier.

We have brought together a range of tools, tips, and advice to help parents understand the importance of their role in getting their little ones talking. We would love you to share these tools with the families you work with.  
 

Tools for practitioners

All Wales Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) training pathway tool
Guidance for childcare practitioners working with children aged 0 to 4 years 11 months to help identify SLC training needs.
Learning to talk: stages of speech and language development
Printable chart showing what to look for during a child's development.
Exchange
Resources and webinars to help you as a practitioner.
Early Intervention Foundation
Activities that support adult-child interaction.
Speech, Language and Communication Delivery Plan
Our commitment to promoting and supporting children’s speech language and communication needs.
10 tips to help me learn to talk
Use this booklet to support parents with their child’s talking.
Parent and Carer Pack
Parent and carer pack
Use this booklet for top tips and activity ideas to help your child learn to talk.
How to share and apply 'Talk with me' messaging
Use this document to share impactful messaging on speech, language and communication (SLC).
SLC in children who are looked after
A factsheet for professionals working with Children Looked After (CLA) and Care Experienced Children.
10 top tips resources
Use these top tip templates to share with families you support.
QR codes for animations
Use these QR codes with families you support to show them our top 10 messages.
Talk with me: case study
Case Study: Amy Crowther
Training childcare practitioners in supporting speech, language and communication.
Stammering factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on stammering.
Selective mutism factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on selective mutism.
Phonological awareness factsheet
Phonological awareness factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on phonological awareness.
Deafness factsheet
Deafness factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on deafness.
Top 10 tips poster: alternative language versions
Top 10 tips poster: alternative language versions
Share these top 10 tips posters with the families you support.
Autism and ADHD factsheet
Autism and ADHD factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on autism and ADHD.
dummy
Dummies factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on dummies.
SLC training for the Health Visiting workforce
Speech, Language and Communication training for the health visitor skill mix workforce.
Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) intervention guide
Guidance for practitioners on interventions which may improve SLC outcomes for children under 5 years.
Short e-learning course
An Introduction to Speech, Language and Communication’ short e-learning course.
Speech, language and communication: guidance
Guidance for practitioners who provide Early Childhood Play, Learning and Care (ECPLC) for children aged 0 to 4 years.
Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) needs: infographics
Use these infographics with managers or practitioners to show why SLC skills matter.
Bilingualism factsheets
Bilingualism factsheets
Take a look at our factsheets for information and advice on bilingualism.
Tongue tie factsheet
Tongue tie factsheet
Take a look at our factsheet for info and advice on tongue tie.

Partner pack

Click here to download our latest partner pack today.

Contact us if there’s anything else you would find helpful.

Email: TalkWithMe@gov.wales

Information for parents

When you talk with your little one, you help their brain to grow even more, giving them the best start in life.