Helping your 3-5 year old develop their

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Congratulations – you’ve made it through the ‘terrible twos’! So what’s next for your wee one? The next three years are an important time in children’s development as they learn more about how to communicate and start to make friendships. And the good news is, simple things you can do every day with your child, like chatting, playing and reading together, can help your wee one develop the skills they need to learn, express themselves and socialise. All these little interactions light up your little one’s mind, making a big difference in boosting their speech, language and communication skills, now and in their future.

In this video, educational psychologist James McTaggart explains how to boost your child's brain development by chatting, playing and reading together. He mentions the Book Trust's resources, and you can find out more about the resources available from the Scottish Book Trust here.