Family Hub groups provide child development information about what to expect when, lots of ideas about play activities, child led play and how this helps your child to grow and develop, modelling language, tips on parenting, singing, sensory play, tummy time including the use of communication in print and much more.
Explore, Play & Learn is a programme delivered in partnership between Sheffield Family Hubs and the Health Visiting team for parents who have worries about their child’s language and development and would like some help with this.
The Health Visiting team will initially provide support and then hand you over to the Family Hubs team who will then reinforce this work and invite you to a fun group demonstrating ideas and giving practical tips about how you can support your child. They will also support and guide you with any next steps and have lots of information about other sources of help and support available.
A referral is required for this programme. Contact your Health Visitor to discuss further
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Talking Toddlers is a fun group for you and your child. It is aimed at children aged between 22-30 months.
You will be shown how to support your child’s language development and practice this in group sessions.
This programme is aimed at parents/carers of children aged 3-4 years old. It builds on parents/carers knowledge and confidence so that they can help their child with reading, writing and creating a positive home learning environment.
The programme is delivered via a combined approach of home visits and fun workshops.
Through the one to one visits and workshops parents/carers will be given practical ideas to support play, learning and early language development in readiness for school. Workers will support and guide families with any next steps and information.
The Family Learning team provide workshops to help parents and carers enhance their children’s learning and development. These sessions have a focus on english, maths, digital skills, and health and well-being.
They also assist adults in improving their own skills for education and employment.
The Family Learning team also use and promote the Sheffield 50 Things to Do Before You’re 5 activities.
This is used both as part of their family learning courses but also as a free standalone app. The app is available for all parents and carers to use with their children throughout the year.