Learning to talk
development; talk; speech; talking; ;
Learning to talk is one of the most important steps that young children take. It helps them make sense of the world, to ask for what they need and to get along with other people.
Language and speech development starts at birth and progresses quickly through the early years and beyond. As with other learning, it happens at different rates for different children.
To find out more
Have a look at the Parent Easy Guide 'Learning to talk' developed by Parenting SA. Parenting SA is a collaboration between the Women's and Children's Health Network and the Department of Education, South Australia.
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.