Have a chat to your Child & Family Health Nurse or GP if your child is not
  • Interested in playing.
  • Understanding simple instructions.
  • Coming to you for attention or support.
  • Using many words to label objects, people and actions.
  • Joining words in meaningful phrases.
  • Interested in food.
  • Finds it hard to use small objects.
  • And if your child is falling a lot.
Why READ everyday
Seb has a favourite book that he likes to have read over and over again.

Children react emotionally to stories. They are beginning to understand emotions and can relate to how characters in the story feel.

Practice is really important when you are learning new things. Children at this age like to predict and know their stories. This repetition makes them feel confident to 'read' the story with you. Seb is learning so many new things and he needs to repeat and repeat games, stories and words over and over.

Seb likes hearing family members talk about his family, where his parents grew up and what they did when they were little. Sharing language and culture through stories and reading books in your first language can promote a child's sense of belonging.