Illustrator: Stephen Michael King

Developing language

Talk to your baby as often as you can. Learning to talk is one of the most important skills your child will achieve. Books provide your child with a source of new varied vocabulary.

For more information about developing language visit www.talktoyourbaby.org.uk

Developing reading skills

Don’t overlook opportunities when you’re out with your children. Reading signs and identifying letters and words, wherever they occur, is all part of their learning experience.