Play & learning

Helping you access the right information


BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading

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Start 4 Life, toddler activities

Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood

Start 4 life, baby

Whatever you want to know about parenthood, from breastfeeding to when your baby will have their first vaccinations, you should find it here.

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Cbeebies - Messy Play

Looking for some easy messy play ideas? Cbeebies kids’ science experiments and simple sensory play activities are great ways to have fun together.

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Behaviour and learning

Parent power. Find resources to support your child’s personal development.

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BBC Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

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My Developing Toddler Group

A weekly session with a rolling programme of development and behaviour support for parents.

Each week we focus on a different area of your toddlers development including

  • General development/Speech, language and communication
  • Sleep
  • Toilet training
  • Managing children’s emotions
  • Dummy use and/or dental info
  • Healthy Lifestyles

Book on for a limited number of families in line with COVID 19 safer measures of working and government guidelines.

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New Fact sheets

We are creating fun fact sheets and top tips to help and support you as a parent.

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Developmental Review (ASQ)

Have you got your child's developmental review appointment coming soon? This short video explains what its all about and how you can prepare for the visit.

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Learning to talk

Learning to talk for 2 - 3 year olds

You and your child will see a member of your health visiting team at about 2 to 2-and-a-half years to talk about your child’s development. If your child goes to nursery, they will also have a progress review with their key worker.

If your child needs a little extra support, your health visitor and nursery can help. They may also put you in touch with a speech and language therapy team, or signpost you to local activities.

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Hungry Little Minds

HM Government provides digital information, strategies and videos for parents to use at home.

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