Have a chat to your Child & Family Health Nurse or GP if your child is not
  • Understood by others.
  • Playing with other children or with toys.
  • Playing imaginary games.
  • Able to have a conversation.
  • Learning to go to the toilet.
  • Making eye contact.
  • Understanding simple instructions.
  • Responding to people outside the family.
Why TALKing builds literacy
Poppy can now let those around her know what she needs and what she wants to do. She is starting to mimic and copy other people.

Now that she is speaking, Poppy's language skills have increased dramatically. She is asking lots of questions to find out about her world. Her sentences are longer and more complicated as her ideas get more complex.