Talking Takes Off

Talking Takes Off aims to improve speech and communication in children from 0-5 years old in Luton.

Speech and language provide the solid foundations on which to build the best start in life.

They lead to vital skills which will guide children on a life long journey of socialising, learning and progress as well as helping them to achieve their full potential and wellbeing.

Talking Takes Off is offering practical support to parents, carers to spread the word about the importance of language development by offering a range of tools, resources and workshops.

We are also training volunteers and partners and raising awareness about early language development.

Our aim is to make sure that the importance of communication is a conversation everyone is having.

E-LEARNING: An Introduction to supporting Speech, Language and Communication (for parents AND professionals):

More details here: SLC E-learning Flyer

Poster

Key Messages

Ideas and Games

Apps to use to support

Useful Videos

Talking Takes Off for Communication Group

Useful Links

Parenting and Family Relationships

There are a variety of courses and one-off sessions for parents in Luton to promote positive, nurturing and responsive parenting

Healthy Child

For information, support and tops tips to help your child eat well

Child Safety

Safe at Home Luton is a child accident prevention programme aimed at families from pregnancy through to the child’s 5th birthday.

SEND families

If you think that your child may have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) you should speak to someone about your concerns- find out more on Luton’s Local Offer

Five to Thrive

Just as our child’s body grows better when you give them good food, your child’s brain grows better when you do five simple things that feed the growing brain:

Respond ● Cuddle ● Relax ● Play ● Talk