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Early years leader at Robert Mellors Primary and Nursery School in Nottinghamshire.

Touch-screen technology could be used to to combat low literacy in boys and disadvantaged children, suggests a new report.

A more detailed breakdown of the EYFS Profile statistics, published today, shows that the gap has widened between children with special educational needs and their peers.

The National Literacy Forum has secured cross-party commitment for its campaign for a more literate nation.

Singing is a powerful form of communication, and one that both practitioners and parents of all musical abilities should be encouraged to use with the children in their care. Penny Tassoni explains

There has been a five percentage point increase in the number of six-year-olds passing the phonics reading check.

An evaluation of the first year of the Making it REAL programme, published today, has found it has been successful in considerably improving children’s early literacy development.

With foreign language learning being introduced in primary schools for Key Stage 2, practitioners have an opportunity to help children prepare. Opal Dunn considers the best approach.

With a view to introducing den play at her school, Louise Nicholls carried out a research project looking at the impact this type of play can have on young children. She shares her findings.

Parents play a crucial role in helping children learn to communicate - but there is not a one-size-fits-all approach, says Penny Tassoni.