14 July 2021

Today marks one year since the launch of BBC’s Tiny Happy People, a UK-wide initiative to support parents and carers in developing the language and communication skills of 0-4-year-old children.

The RCSLT is proud to be an official partner of the initiative, which offers a range of free resources – including videos, activities, helpful tips and advice – developed by child developments experts, including speech and language therapists. Over the past 12 months it’s been incredible to see so many families across the UK engaging with the Tiny Happy People website and learning more about their child’s language and communication development.

“Early years language provides the foundation for all aspects of a child’s life – right into adulthood,” explains James Purnell, former BBC Director, Radio and Education. “Tiny Happy People is a major, long-term education commitment from the BBC to help close the under-fives language and communication gap and help give kids the best chance in life.”

We encourage all RCSLT members, particularly those working young children and families, to check out the Tiny Happy People resources and share them with your networks.

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