Tip 4: Don’t ignore me.

  • Grown-ups are experts in talking and I learn everything from you.
  • Put your phone down, turn off the telly and let’s have a chat.
  • I can hear you really well when it is quiet. I like to listen carefully to your talking. This will help me to become a good listener and a good talker.
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Don’t ignore me.

Grown-ups are experts in talking and I learn everything from you.

Put your phone down, turn off the telly and let’s have a chat.

I can hear you really well when it is quiet. I like to listen carefully to your talking. This will help me to become a good listener and a good talker.

BBC Tiny Happy People Clips

Tiny Happy People is a venture designed to tackle the language and communication gap launched by the BBC. The campaign includes a suite of free digital resources aimed at families and professionals working with children in the early years and comprises tips and advice, activities and short films to help close the language and communication gap. Below are a number of 90 second clips developed by BBC Tiny Happy People which illustrate Tip 4 for different people and ages of children.

Tip 4 - Best clips overall

Hello, I'm here!

Talk to me, I love it

I want you, not your phone

Tip 4 - Best clip for babies

Chat with me

Tip 4 - Best clip for toddlers

I can help

Tip 4 - Best clip for young children

Listen to me for my mental health

Tip 4 - Best clip for dads

Dads little helper

Tip 4 - Best clip for ethnic minority families

I want you, not your phone