Words Up – Key Messages

Colleagues in Speech and Language in Highland have been supporting the development of Oral Language from pre-birth through to the end of Early Level through developing a support tool for practitioners and families – Words Up. Many Early Years Practitioners and teachers across Highland have attended the training available on the Highland CPD Calendar.

Inspired by ‘Before Workds’ the key messages for Words Up are in four developmental stages:

  1. First Words
  2. Words Together
  3. Talking Together
  4. Chatting Now

The Words Up Key Messages underpin the principles behind effective adult/child interactions.

CLICK HERE – Words Up Key Message VIDEOS

You can access each of the Words Up Key Message posters by clicking the images below.

First Words


Words Together

2-YCM 2-KM

Talking Together

3-YCM 3-KM

Chatting Now

4-YCM 4-KM