We have produced a number of free resources on child language development for parents and people working with young children. These are made available on this page and can be shared freely.
Our researchers have written a series of articles for Nursery World Magazine focused on communication and language. These articles are available in open access - find out more about the series and read the articles for Nursery World Magazine here.
Dr Amy Bidgood has written two articles for English & Media Centre eMagazine. The first, Learning about language acquisition, outlines how the Language 0-5 project is helping create a complete picture of how children learn to talk. The second, What comes before words?, discusses the role of pre-linguistic skills such as babble and gestures.
A number of the team have also written articles for The Conversation, which can be viewed here.
Watch our series of short talks about how children learn to communicate with language. These are aimed at parents, caregivers, practitioners and anyone else with a general interest in how children learn to talk.
Webchats with our researchers
A number of our researchers have been taken part in live webchats, where anyone could ask them burning questions about child language development. Read the transcripts from these live chats.
Do you have a question about LuCiD or about child language?
External Resources for Parents and Families
- I CAN Help service gives families the opportunity to speak to a speech and language therapist for free to discuss any concerns or questions they have regarding their child's communication skills.
- The Communication Trust's resources for parents and families
- The National Literacy Trust's resources for parents and families
- The Notts Language for Life programme's resources for parents and families