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James Coupe
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Supporting Early Language Through Play

Supporting Early Language Through Play
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Interested in this course? Register your interest below and as soon as it’s available we’ll let you know along with other scheduled courses.

Course Overview:

Join Smart Play Network for an engaging, hands-on workshop all about supporting early speech and language skills through play! This in-person course is perfect for parents, caregivers, and early childhood educators.

You’ll learn about the stages of typical language development from birth to age 5, and why play is so crucial for building language abilities. Our expert trainers will guide you through fun, interactive activities using books, songs, and simple toys and materials. You’ll get ideas for creating language-rich play experiences tailored to children’s ages and interests.

The course covers strategies like:

  • Reading books interactively to encourage participation
  • Incorporating props and hands-on materials
  • Open-ended activities that spark imagination
  • Modeling and narrating during playtime
  • Adapting activities for children with special needs

Leave feeling confident to weave language learning into everyday play and routines. Help give children a strong foundation for communication and literacy!

Smart Play Network’s warm, inclusive approach makes this a welcoming space to learn, share experiences, and get your questions answered. All materials are provided.

Who is it suitable for?

  • Playworkers
  • Early Years Practitioners
  • Youth Workers
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Community Support Groups

What will I learn?

  • How can play support early speech and language development?
  • Why are play skills important for language development?
  • How to use a story to create play and language learning activities.
  • Playing with books with babies and toddlers.
  • Handout materials and attendance certificates will also be provided.


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