Early Words Videos

Each video lets you know what bub can do and gives you lots of ideas to help bub learn. They're divided into nine stages from pregnancy to 5 years.

Introduction

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http://youtu.be/qKG7ZN0vV6s

Find out:

  • How children learn
  • What is early literacy

Pregnancy

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http://youtu.be/6ZL4VOW-13U

Find out:

  • What your baby can do even before they’re born
  • How you can help your baby now to help them learn when they are born

Birth-6 Months

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http://youtu.be/Ohi2-gbwPMw

Find out:

  • Why eye contact is important
  • When babies make their first sounds to you
  • How your baby communicates without talking
  • How your baby can best hear your voice

6-12 Months

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http://youtu.be/oNReI7YYaNk

Find out how to:

  • Read books to your baby
  • Choose books
  • Play games that help with communication
  • Help baby hear and understand new sounds and words

12-18 Months

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http://youtu.be/4cxFtZBcI3E

Find out:

  • Which books to choose
  • How to teach action words
  • What to use to encourage drawing

18 Months-2 Years

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http://youtu.be/4cxFtZBcI3E

Find out how to:

  • Encourage your child to talk more
  • Have fun with songs and rhymes
  • Help your child begin to draw

2-3 Years

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http://youtu.be/IotHSBDGE1s

Find out how to:

  • Grow your child's vocabulary
  • Introduce problem solving games
  • Choose books

3 Years

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Looking & Listening
http://youtu.be/AnwtXSs6n9s

Find out how to:

  • Help your child with problem solving skills
  • Be aware of treating ear infections
  • Use things around the house and outside to extend language
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Talking
http://youtu.be/p0smBQmb5yo

Find out how to:

  • Develop and encourage language
  • Build thinking skills with questions
  • Do easy activities to develop vocabulary
  • Speak to your child in your strongest language
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Singing & Rhyming
http://youtu.be/q3nqGfpQ4GI

Find out how to:

  • Encourage language development through songs and rhymes
  • Find more songs and rhymes
  • Use rhymes to develop language that will help maths at school
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Reading
http://youtu.be/9iw3JkTKDMs

Find out:

  • What to talk about when reading books
  • How important it is to read to your child in your strongest language
  • What to look for in choosing a book
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Drawing & Writing
http://youtu.be/mMaeWoDXlHI

Find out about:

  • Choosing the right size of crayons, textas and brushes
  • First steps in children learning to write their name
  • Easy activities that lead to writing

4 Years

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Looking & Listening
http://youtu.be/0En2fvx7oFM

Find out how to:

  • Develop imagination
  • Create simple experiences to develop language
  • Make easy books to look at and talk about
  • Use junk mail for easy activities
Screenshot from video Talking
http://youtu.be/2HgEx4TblZU

Find out how to:

  • Help with tricky words and sounds
  • "Actively watch" TV and DVDs
  • Develop imagination with storytelling
  • Help maths language and concepts through play
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Singing & Rhyming
http://youtu.be/DIoV3dkiczw

Find out how to:

  • Teach children about words and sentences through songs and rhymes
  • Find more complex songs and rhymes
  • Do easy alphabet activities
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Reading
http://youtu.be/uvhI95Bb2bY

Find out about:

  • What to do when reading familiar or new books
  • Hearing sounds in words when reading
  • Recognising letters when out and about
  • Expanding reading material
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Drawing & Writing
http://youtu.be/0JcD6Wc8w1k

Find out how to:

  • Use scissors
  • Tell when your child is ready to start writing
  • Develop a simple way to learn to write letters and numbers
  • Learn alphabet letters through play

5 Years

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Looking & Listening
http://youtu.be/lc4nBRDetwU

Find out hot to:

  • Use fun games and activities to help listening at school
  • Develop visual skills ready for reading at school
  • Help children take photos to encourage language
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Talking
http://youtu.be/i-syydhN2gQ

Find out how to:

  • Help children follow longer instructions needed at school
  • Encourage longer sentences
  • Use language found at school eg time, number, shapes
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Singing & Rhyming
http://youtu.be/ySRSB3FqzHM

Find out how to:

  • Use music to develop language
  • Play silly sound games to help reading and writing at school
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Reading
http://youtu.be/ivmrSUA7G2w

Find out how to:

  • Choose short chapter books
  • Know what children are recognising with letters and numbers
  • Show children how many different types of things there are to read
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Drawing and Writing
http://youtu.be/GHWKoNmuNss

Find out how to

  • Keep developing the whole body for writing
  • Use more complex activities for writing readiness
  • How to use computers and phones with early writing

Who helped make the 3-5 years DVD?

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http://youtu.be/FtveVRGzAVM

Early Words thanks all the people who helped make the 3-5 years DVD