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Children learn to talk by hearing words over and over again. Children usually need to hear a new word many, many times before they will be able to say it themselves. Children also need to learn how to put the words they are able to say in the write order to make phrases and sentences.

Talking is also sometimes called ‘expressive language’.

Top Tips for early language development:

To help your child to develop their use of words and short phrases, please see our handouts below.

Later Language Development:

When needing to work on specific parts of grammar, the resources below may be of use: