It’s good to talk!

We have put together lots of games and activities for you to use with your child at home to encourage their understanding and talking. Use our everyday activities to see how to transform daily routines into language opportunities for your child.

Our language activities will give you ideas for simple games you can play at home to encourage your child’s talking and listening. We have listed them in age order for guidance but many of them are suitable for a wide age range.

Everyday Activities

The best way to encourage your child’s speech and language development is to do lots of talking and listening together. There is no need to have special tasks or extra time in the day to do this, it is always good to talk. This is why everyday routines like mealtimes, having a bath and even household jobs, such as organising the washing, are perfect. By using everyday activities, you can talk about events and situations that are very familiar to your child and gives them a chance to practice their talking.
Almost any daily event can be used, here are some ideas to get you started.