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The Department for Education has come under fire for awarding the contract to run a centre that will train Reception teachers to teach children to read to a leading commercial phonics provider.

Children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi has expanded a range of measures to help tackle the language and literacy gap among five-year-olds in the most disadvantaged areas by training practitioners.

How – and why – one setting created a library for two-year-olds and their parents. By Amina Khan, early childhood educator at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre in Liverpool

A new project from the National Literacy Trust aims to help parents boost their child’s language skills at home.

Dialogic reading, where the child is prompted to be the teller of the story, has been a success at LEYF, explains June O’Sullivan

Anne-Marie Tassoni and Penny Tassoni explain the purpose of asking questions of children, and what they should entail

The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson and Oscar-winning actress Rachel Shenton are using World Book Day to highlight the need to include more disabilities in children’s stories.

Sixty charities and organisations have joined forces to urge the Prime Minister to do more to improve support for the 1.4 million children with speech, language and communication needs.

What type of expressive language should you expect three- to five-year-olds to be able to use when re-telling a story or event? Anne-Marie Tassoni and Penny Tassoni advise

A thousand health visitors in the most deprived parts of England will be given specialist training to help close the language gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.