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The Department for Education has launched two schemes to help close the ‘word gap' that exists between disadvantaged children and their peers at the age of five.

The Booktrust has awarded the first-ever double lifetime achievement award to John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury, the couple who are both celebrated for creating some of the most iconic children's picture books.

Researchers at the University of Manchester are looking for parents and children to take part in a study looking at the benefits of reading together.

Early language development must be prioritised as a child wellbeing indicator to close the gap between children in low-income and better-off households, according to a new study.

A new online Song and Rhyme Library has been launched by Bookbug, Scotland’s national book gifting programme, to celebrate Bookbug Week 2017 between 15 and 21 May.

Peppa Pig’s Daddy Pig has been unveiled as Ambassador for BookTrust, the UK’s largest reading charity.

Ten years on from a landmark report into children’s speech, language and communication, a follow-up review is to be published.

Researchers have found that responses to babies' first gestures have a direct effect on their language development.

Early years settings, practitioners and schools are invited to enter this year’s Shine A Light Awards, which celebrate those who support children’s, communication and language skills.

Fathers are being encouraged to spend more time reading to their children, after a survey found that mothers believe they have more influence in helping their children learn to read than fathers.