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The innovative and creative ways that English is being taught to children in the EYFS are showcased in a new report from Ofsted.
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Enthusiastic young readers are five times more likely to achieve above-average results in reading tests, suggests new research.
Scottish children in care are to receive free books for the first five years of their lives under a new scheme backed by country and western singer Dolly Parton.
The Department for Education has reaffirmed its commitment to providing free books for babies and children and announced a new scheme to be targeted through children's centres.
Children who attend pre-school education before they start school are much better readers at age 15 than those who do not, according to an international study.
A group of early years experts, including academics and practitioners, have launched a petition calling on the Government to abandon plans to introduce a phonics-based reading test for all six-year-olds.
One in six parents wrongly blame watching too much TV and technology as the most common cause of speech and language difficulties in young children, a new survey suggests.
Phonics should be taught by all early years providers and schools and children's progress in developing phonic knowledge and skills should be regularly assessed, according to a new report from Ofsted.
There's plenty that you can do to be support this vital drive, says Communication Champion Jean Gross, who spoke to Melanie Defries.
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