Communication, Language and Literacy is one of the developmental stages identified by the nationally recognised and government-backed Early Years Foundation Stage. Leading online childrens toys retailer DiscoverMe (http://www.discovermetoys.co.uk/) has created its entire range of educational toys based around these key stages of learning and development. Here, DiscoverMe shares some of the very best toys to help develop your child’s early reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

It’s never too soon to stimulate your baby’s communication, language and literacy skills. Babies up to 6 months will respond brilliantly to baby toys that have been designed with this developmental stage in mind. For instance, one of the best ways to introduce baby to the wonderful world of books is with the Scholastic Finger Puppet Books from Noah’s Ark. Grab baby’s attention with the cute finger puppet characters and show him the pages of his very first board book nestled into the palm of the finger puppet glove. This toy alone sums up the philosophy behind the DiscoverMe range of educational toys: playing and learning all rolled up in one!

Signing is an important early form of communication in children and what better way to develop their signing skills than with the My First Animal Signs Book. Suitable for children between 6 and 36 months, the book contains 48 fun and easy-to-follow animal signs which are so much fun, baby won’t even know he’s learning. Budding bi-linguists between the ages of 6 and 12 months will love the BabyBoomBoom Band Bag range of nursery rhyme CDs and musical toys in a range of foreign languages. Each verse of a popular nursery rhyme is repeated in another language and baby can play along with all the child-friendly instruments.

As children grow older there are lots of books, toys and CDs at DiscoverMe which help to hone their Communication, Language and Literacy skills. The range of books at DiscoverMe covers topics as wide-ranging as building relationships, meal times and cooking and welcoming a new baby into the family. No matter what the topic, your child between the ages of 1 and 5 will be learning how to build on their reading, communication and interpersonal skills.

This is just a small selection of the best educational toys available from DiscoverMe which have been specifically designed to help children in the Communication, Language and Literacy stage. View the entire range and learn about the other key Early Years Foundation Stages at http://www.discovermetoys.co.uk/.