Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People is a brand new venture designed to tackle the pre-school language and communication gap in Greater Manchester launched by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the BBC.
Greater Manchester's Ten Tips for Talking
The launch of Ten Tips for Talking supports the national rollout of the BBC’s Tiny Happy People campaign. The campaign includes a suite of free digital resources aimed at families and professionals working with pre-schoolers and comprises tips and advice, activities and short films to help close the pre-school language and communication gap.
Greater Manchester’s Ten Tips for Talking, is a set of evidence-based key messages for families, early years practitioners and the wider community which promotes interaction between young children and their families, from birth to age 5, to support early years development.
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
- Find a full suite of resources on the BBC's website (Opens in new window)
- Read about the Ten Tips for Talking (PDF) (Opens in new window)
Greater Manchester's Ten Tips for Talking videos
Greater Manchester's Ten Tips for Moving
With Greater Manchester continuing to lead the way in tackling the issue of school readiness, a new set of leaflets have been created to provide guidance to parents and carers to support their children’s physical development, from birth through to starting school. The leaflets (separated into stages of development) give ten top tips for movement for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, all of which can be done in the home or in a suitable outdoor space.