Moniku

The MONIKU-service for supporting early native language development is a new part of Neuvola's services. It is offered for all multilingual families living in Espoo who have a child under 1 year of age, and who has native language other than Finnish or Swedish. The service is free of charge. In MONIKU meetings you will receive: Materials and Guidance: You will receive materials and helpful tips and guidance on early interaction with your baby, as well as information on various available services. Support: You can discusss your concerns about your child's native and Finnish language development. Encouragement: You will receive information about the many benefits of being a bilingual child and how to best support your child's native language development during the first year and beyond. Meetings: When your baby is 2 months: discussing ways and methods of interacting with your baby (meeting together with nurse and MONIKU-service worker) When your baby is 6 months: language development thourgh interaction, play, reading and routine (meeting together with nurse and MONIKU-service worker) When your baby is 10 months: daycare and school options, screentime, and language milestones (meeting with MONIKU-service worker)