Wise Words - (Approx 1–2 years)


16:39 minutes

Joining two words together.

Approximately 1 to 2 years old

The magical time when your child is using lots of single words and understanding lots of words – find out how to help them start joining two words together and understanding simple instructions. 

The video is divided into 3 main sections.

Tune In

It’s important to see things from your child’s point of view when chatting and playing. Find out how watching and waiting helps you to let your child take the lead in playing and talking – making your interaction fun and engaging for you and your child.

Speak Up

Once you’re following your child’s lead in play it’s time for you to add some language in! This is how your child will learn to understand and use new words. Discover simple tips on how small changes in the way you talk can make big differences to the way your child talks.

Try Out

This part gives parents practical ideas and activities to try with their child that will really boost talking and listening skills. You’ll learn how to use books in ‘Love Books Love Learning’ and songs in ‘Songs for Today, Words for Life’ in a way that is specifically aimed at your child’s stage of language development. 

You’ll then find 3 further games to play - a ‘Listening Activity’, an ‘Understanding Language Activity’ and a ‘Talking Activity’ – all of which are the types of therapy games that speech and language therapists would use for a child at this stage of development.