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Illustration of a toddlerWe encourage parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to age three.

Practitioners can find information and support on this website.

We have a separate website for parents.

Illustration of mother and babyDownload free resources
Print out and give these resources to  families you work with. Includes:

>Quick tips in 17 languages 
>Baby's first word 
>Bilingualism FAQ

preschool teacher or day care worker helping children with finger paintingSmallTraining
Our two-day training course for practitioners will enhance knowledge, skills and understanding among those working with under-twos.

Father and son face to faceKey topics
A list of current issues with further information and links. Includes language development, attachment and early literacy.


Quick links
Research Download our free research reports
Strategic guidance paper An approach to speech, language and communication
Initiatives Interesting practice from the UK and abroad
Videos Informative and useful early communication videos


View our video clips about a range of early communication topics, including Norland College's "buggy view" footage.

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.