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Parenting guide to literacy

Children begin to develop the skills they need to become confident with language from a very young age. Early literacy skills include looking at books, following a story, making marks, recognizing printed writing and singing or saying rhymes. Reading aloud to your child from an…

Parenting guide to online and digital safety

Kids are spending more and more time online, so as parents you need advice to help keep them safe. You may feel out of touch with Snapchat and Instagram. Do you know who they are chatting to online, what they are uploading, who they are…

Parenting guide to sleeping

Getting your child to go to bed can be quite a battle. As soon as you mention the word ‘bed’ your child may run riot in a bid to show you how awake they are. Even if you get them into bed you may still…

Parenting guide to toddler tantrums

A toddler temper tantrum is the emotional equivalent of a summer storm; sudden and sometimes fierce. Children between the ages of one and three are especially prone to these episodes and it is a normal part of their development. Though you may worry that you…

Pregnancy and Babies

Pregnancy and having a baby is a time when you need lots of support and advice. Getting the right information will help you to give your baby the best start in life. Find everything you need to know about pregnancy and caring for a new…

Sandwell Keeps Talking -Families

Information and tools for parents and carers to use to support early language and comminication with babies and young children.  Pregnancy Birth 6 to 12 months 12 to 23 months 2-3 years 3-4 years

Starting school

School is not just a place where your children learn, grow and develop, it's also a place where they have social groups and a sense of routine.  Starting school may lead to feelings of anxiety and uncertainty for children. Changing from a home routine to…