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Language development

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Language development in children | Raising Children Network

This overview of language development in children explains the ages and stages when children learn language, plus practical tips to help your child.

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Children with autism: language development | Raising Children Network

Children with autism spectrum disorder can have problems with language development. Get practical ideas for helping your child with ASD learn language.

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Language development in children 1-2 years | Raising Children Network

Language development in children aged 1-2 years is amazing! Find out all about your toddlers growing vocabulary, speech, talking and conversation skills.

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Baby language development: 3-12 months | Raising Children Network

At 3-12 months, theres a lot happening with baby language development. Expect your baby to coo, laugh, play with sounds, babble and gesture. Read more.

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Language development the early years | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Speech and talking in young children | Raising Children Network

A guide to how speech develops in your toddler. Also includes play ideas and games to improve your child's talking skills and language development.

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Reading and storytelling with children | Raising Children Network

This essential guide explains how reading books, storytelling, sharing stories and singing songs with babies and children develops language and literacy.

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Reading with toddlers: in pictures | Raising Children Network

This illustrated guide shows how to read with toddlers. It shows how reading, talking and singing with children builds literacy and helps development.

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Reading to your child

Reading out loud regularly to your child is one of the best ways you can help them to do well at school. The more you read, the better – every day, if you can.

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Language and speech

If your child has a stutter or having other speech problems, this may indicate a sign of a speech disorder. Early detection and treatment is important.

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