Milestones: Baby to 3 Milestones: Age 3-5
Milestones: Age 5-7 Milestones: Age 7-11
These milestones give you an idea of how your child’s communication skills might develop from birth to age 11.

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Small Talk is a new website from the National Literacy Trust. It’s full of guidance, activities and videos supporting parents of children aged 0 to 5 to chat, play and read with their child at home as much as possible. Take a look

Small Talk

Technology and Under 5s

All downloadable activities

All our downloadable activities in one place. Spot the difference, Colouring, Craft, Mazes, Wordsearches and lots more. Click here.

Fun stuff to do together

Humpty Dumpty Charlie and Lola
Where's Wally Sarah Jane Adventures
Whether you have a newborn, a preschooler or a primary age child, there are lots of fun ways you can help them develop.

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