The Department of Education’s booklet Top Tips for Parents, has been developed to provide parents and carers of children up to four years of age with tips to prepare your child for learning, as part of the Give Your Child a Helping Hand campaign.

The booklet has tips for talking, listening, playing, counting and reading with your child. There is also advice on using digital devices, encouraging positive behaviour and promoting physical and emotional well-being.

The booklet provides advice across a wide range of child development – you child will develop the skills outlined at different ages and stages.