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Talking and Playing Everyday

In the first two years of their lives, babies make billions of connections in their brains. These connections get stronger when babies are talked to, listened to and played with. Feeling secure and loved supports the development of the brain. It helps to build children's self-esteem and confidence.

Babies are born ready to learn. Small children learn best from everyday experiences, which are fun and enjoyable. It can be as simple as being playful and silly or joining in with what they are interested in. By picking up a crying baby, singing or talking softly to them, or playing peekaboo over and over again, you are building your baby's brain.

You really are their best toy!

Talk and Play Quiz

We have developed a fun quiz with lots of play ideas and information to enjoy at home.

Who Can Help?

You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

If you are 11-19 you can text ChatHealth on 07480 635060 for confidential advice from one of our team.

You can speak to other Norfolk parents and carers by clicking our online community forum below. 

            

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