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There are more five-year-old girls than boys of the same age at the highest ability range, new research suggests.

New research claims to provide the first clues to how areas in a child's brain may adapt to early experiences of abuse in the home, and influence emotional functioning in the long term.

Young children whose mothers talk with them in detail about people's thoughts and feelings are better at seeing another's perspective than other children of the same age, according to a new study.

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has launched a new campaign to help practitioners and parents instil a love of reading and books in children before they start school.

We have this far-sighted thinker and researcher to thank for strides in early education described by Wendy Scott and Liz de Keller.

Contrasts between early years provision in different countries can help us reflect on whether education is for teaching children readiness for life, argue David Whitebread and Sue Bingham.

Photographs taken by parents gave practitioners new insight into how children experience ways to communicate at home, says Elizabeth Jarman.

Illustrations of mothers and their babies underwater are among works of art displayed in a new exhibition of the work of Quentin Blake at the Foundling Museum in London next year.

Children as young as 13 months old can differentiate between credible and un-credible sources and choose not to learn from someone they believe is unreliable, suggests a new study.

Babies born between 32 and 36 weeks fare less well at school, according to a new study, which recommends that children born early should have a school readiness check before starting school to help identify any problems.