Greater Manchester (GM) Ten Tips for Talking

The GM 10 Tips for Talking are ten key messages to support the development of language and communication skills for babies and young children and can be used by everyone. Each tip is designed to give families and anyone working with children some small suggestions that can make a big difference and help give children the best start.

Each message is based on sound research and is delivered by children.

The Ten Tips for Talking are part of Greater Manchester’s school readiness work, which is funded by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The ambitious programme aims to improve outcomes for young children and their families, and ensure every child achieves their potential.

Read more about the national launch

Read about the Ten Tips for Talking (PDF, opens in new tab)

Greater Manchester's Ten Tips for Talking videos

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BBC Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People (THP) is a venture designed to tackle the pre-school language and communication gap launched by the BBC. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has worked closely with the BBC to support the development of this superb and extensive resource.

Tiny Happy People includes a suite of free digital resources aimed at families and professionals working with young children and provides  tips ,advice, songs, games and activities through a series of short films to help close the early years language and communication gap.

Read more about Tiny Happy People via their website