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If you’re looking for ways to educate your little ones at home, there’s a new online resource to help you.
Tiny Happy People is an initiative from BBC Education that aims to help develop young kids’ language skills – and it’s endorsed by the Duchess of Cambridge.
The digital hub has been designed to support parents and carers in developing children’s language from pregnancy to the age of four. So what is it all about – and how can it help you and your kids? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is Tiny Happy People?
Think of it like a digital hub, at the heart of which is a simple message, according to BBC Education: talk to children from as early an age as possible.
There are online activities to try with your kids that aid development – you can filter the activities by the age of your child, so it’s suitable to them. Each one has a short video for parents to watch as well as info on how it boosts their language skills. Have a browse for yourself.
The short films, articles and quizzes cover – in a bitesize way – the science behind brain development. The site also has tips and advice for parents, as well as expert-led Q&As. Oh, and everything’s free!
This follows on from the BBC Bitesize offering for school age children offered to ease the homeschooling burdern on parents through lockdown.
Why has it been launched?
Evidence shows more than one in four children (27%) in England don’t reach the necessary level of literacy development (language, communication and...