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A pilot online training programme building nursery practitioner confidence with children’s language needs is being extended to childminders. Sue Owen looks at what it offers

When learning a language, children often say things that don’t sound quite right. In the last article in this series, Professor Julian Pine explains why ‘clever mistakes’ are often a sign of progress

Leading our Friday (5 February) masterclass - We're going on a language hunt - is author, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen.

Different language rules and cultural attitudes to how children learn provide some valuable insights for practitioners working with bilingual children. Professor Elena Lieven explains.

What is it like growing up with two languages, and how does it affect development? Ludovica Serratrice and Samantha Durrant address some common misunderstandings and provide the facts.

This year's Nursery World Show brings you a host of different events and opportunities including masterclasses from former children's laureate Michael Rosen and early years experts...

On entering Reception, children are exposed to the world of 'formal' language. In the third part of our series on communication, Dr Anna Theakston explains what it is and how to support it.

The ability to speak multiple languages is linked to strong critical thinking. So how can the early years nurture learning in this area? Vicky Burghardt, Beverley Barnaby and Leena Robertson explain

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has said that smartphone use among parents is to blame for children’s speech and language delays.

How well children learn words is influenced by many things, including the environment and the manner in which adults speak to them. Communication experts Dr Rebecca Frost, Dr Katherine Twomey, Dr Gemma Taylor, Professor Gert Westermann and Professor Padraic Monaghan explain.