Make the most of everyday opportunities to chat with your baby or toddler while you are out and about. It will help them to develop their speech and communication skills.
Use our walk and talk trail to discover tips and activities to help you chat to your baby or child more. Download the trail here. Scroll down for translated versions of the trail.
How will the trail help my baby or toddler to start talking and communicating?
The walk and talk trail and additional activities on this page will support you to introduce language to your baby or child. This will help them begin talking, or help them develop language and build vocabulary even if your child is already very chatty.
90% of your child’s brain has developed by the time they are five years old. You can help this development by using as many opportunities as you can to talk to them, listen to them and introduce them to new things.
The walk and talk trail will help you get started. The tips, advice and activity ideas below will also support their communication skills.
What if English isn't my first language?
It's important to talk to your baby or child in your home language. Translated copies of the walk and talk trail can be downloaded below: