Early Years Communication Week | 23 to 27 March

Published: 09 March 2020

Communication Week raises awareness of the importance of supporting early interactions from the moment children are born. This year, Buckinghamshire’s Early Years will be holding events with parents and Early Years providers and promoting top tips for talking.

Did you know?

Recent studies show that a fifth of parents-to-be surveyed believed communication with babies was only beneficial from the age of three months, whilst one in twenty believed communicating with their child was only necessary once they had reached six months or older.

We know that speech, communication and language are key skills to children’s learning and development. Unfortunately, we also know that many children struggle to develop the skills they are capable of and the negative consequences can have a life-long impact. Communication Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of supporting early interactions from the moment children are born.

Communication Week

During this week across the whole of the county, families, early years practitioners, library services and family hubs will be celebrating the value of communication for our youngest children; sharing ideas and resources on how we can create an environment for conversation. In the run-up to communication week, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Early Years Service will be promoting top tips for talking and will be out and about at various locations throughout the county, with practical advice to families and Early Years Practitioners on how to fit quality interactions into everyday life. We are working to ensure all children in Buckinghamshire have the best start to life – so let’s get talking.

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