The Duchess of Cambridge endorses BBC Education’s Tiny Happy People Initiative

14/07/2020

Today, The Duchess of Cambridge has endorsed the national launch of Tiny Happy People, a BBC Education initiative providing a range of free digital resources designed to support parents and carers in developing children’s language from pregnancy to the age of four.

Recognising the significance of the project to supporting parents as they guide their children through the earliest years of life, The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will continue to collaborate with the BBC as they develop and roll out Tiny Happy People.

Her Royal Highness has been involved with the project for a number of months and visited the Tiny Happy People team at Broadcasting House in London last November to take part in a creative workshop during which she worked with the team on some of the video resources and social media content.

 

 

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🏗️ The making of @bbctinyhappypeople — In November 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge met with the Tiny Happy People team at the BBC to take part in development sessions and to learn more about the production process. The Duchess helped in the character and background development for two animations on parenting, now available on the Tiny Happy People website, which are about making eye contact and singing to babies. Want to see the end results? Visit the link in our bio to start exploring Tiny Happy People’s resources, which feature tips and advice, activities and short films about the science and facts behind language development, all designed to support parents and carers in developing children’s language from pregnancy to the age of four.

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To mark its launch, The Duchess of Cambridge met three families who have been involved in the creation and piloting of Tiny Happy People. The Duchess spoke with Ryan and his daughter Mia (8 months old); Henrietta, Abu and their daughter Amirah (11 months old); and Kerry, Darren and their son Dexter (2 years old) about the ways in which they have used the resources, and how they have seen their children’s language and communication develop as a result.