Talking with your child:
Research shows speaking, listening, and understanding are central to every aspect of our lives. A child’s later educational success stems from their ability to express their needs, learn how the world works and communicate with others. These websites show short simple videos, such as when to introduce new vocabulary or how to have engaging back and forth conversation with your child.
- Learning to talk | 3 to 5 years | Start for Life (www.nhs.uk)
- Talking with your child document (see link to document below)
Improving oral health
Start good oral health habits from the earliest age with your child to prevent tooth decay. Sadly, it is still a serious problem among young children, with tooth extraction being one of the most common procedures for children under 6 in hospital. Watch this video to learn more about ways to start and support your child’s oral health.
Phonics and early reading
Reading is a vital life skill, children who have stories and rhymes read to them regularly, will have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds. More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent lifelong learners. We can achieve this together through the Read Write Inc program to help your child learn to read fluently.
Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily and by giving them access to a wide range of books at home, at school, local library and through online resources such as
- how to say the RWI sounds:
Support your child’s ability to understand, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction facts, so they go from counting to calculating.
Additional guidance for parents.
A parent’s guide as to what to expect in the early years along with a locally developed app, 50 things to do before you’re 5, in Oxfordshire!
- What to expect in the EY document (see below)
- Health Visitor Support
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