Activities for parents

Talk in your family

Think about what languages your baby will hear:

Who is going to spend time with your baby?

Which languages will they speak to your baby?

How often is your baby going to hear each language? Every day, or once in a while?

Where is your baby going to hear each language? In the home or in the community?

Before baby arrives

Imagine using your languages with your baby: which language(s) come most naturally to you if…

Baby is upset

Baby is being difficult

Singing baby to sleep

Complete the action plan!

With your baby

Try these activities in your languages

Playing games

Singing nursery rhymes and lullabies

Reading bed-time stories and books

Watching TV programmes and videos

Joining groups in the neighbourhood (ask your health visitor)

Using technology e.g. record grandparents telling stories and singing in their language