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The first action plan to improve literacy from early years through to adulthood has been developed by the Scottish government.

Children and nursery teachers from the foundation unit of a Nottingham primary school who won a competition to find the most innovative use for video in the classroom have got themselves a slot in a new series shown on Teachers' TV.

The upcoming review of the Early Years Foundation Stage needs to look carefully at worldwide studies of effective pre-school approaches, says Oli de Botton of the CfBT Education Trust.

There is 'overwhelming' support among most early years practitioners for the EYFS framework, new research by the Institute of Education suggests.

Learning new words is not always as easy for young children as parents may think, according to the results of a new study.

Reading dogs are stretching their influence to schools in Kent with the expansion of a unique project to encourage children who are reluctant to read out loud.

Primary schools are 'breeding illiteracy' in children by allowing a 'child-led' approach to learning and because they are failing to use synthetic phonics repeatedly, according to the right-wing think-tank Centre for Policy Studies.

Only meaningful dialogue between the Government and the early years sector will avoid ideological swings in policy and achieve a balanced approach to reform of the EYFS, say Margaret Edgington, Richard House and Kim Simpson of the Open EYE Campaign.

Initiatives like Sure Start show no lasting effects on children's achievement, argues Tom Burkard, co-author of a controversial report that recommends scrapping the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Families are being encouraged to share stories together by the National Literacy Trust in an extension of its successful football and literacy initiative aiming to inspire boys to read.