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Too many children in the UK start school developmentally months behind others their age, especially in the way they talk.

This gap usually only gets bigger over time. Children who have poor speech at age five are usually less likely to thrive a school. They are also two times more likely to struggle to get a job by the time they’re 30.

Ages one to five is an important time for a childs brain. It changes shape and size as it grows depending on the experiences it learns from.

This early stage isn’t well know to parents, which is why this the Start for Life ‘Little Moments Together’ campaign is here.To help teach parents about how important it is to interct with their child from a very young age.

There are tips and tricks to help them along the way too. Things that are really easy to use in day-to-day life that have a big impact on their growth.

These are all on the Start for Life website.

Information to share with parents:

The more we chat, play and read with our kids, the more we help build their brains.

Any time, anywhere, whether at home or out and about, it all adds up.

There’s no need to buy lots of toys or have big days out. Wherever you are,
simply chatting, answering questions, and sharing special moments together all help their brain to grow and develop secure and strong connections. Just what they need to get off to the right start at school.

The Start for Life website is packed with simple ideas from other parents on how to build these little moments into each day. It includes lots of examples of tips and activities for you to do together with your child at different ages.

This video explains how the ‘Little Moments Together’ really do make a huge difference to children’s development.