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Free books from country star Dolly

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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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.

Book scheme goes on with reduced funds

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  • Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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.

Experts demand end to phonics test plans

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  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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.

Phonics urged as remedy for early literacy delay

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  • Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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.

Gove makes partial U-turn over plan to axe Booktrust funding

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  • Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Education secretary Michael Gove has partly reversed the Government's decision to axe the 13m grant for programmes which provide free books for babies and children, after the move was slammed by writers including the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and children's author Philip Pullman.

Talking Tents are a winner

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  • Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Encouraging a love of language, stories and reading among pre-school children and their families has won a Norwich nursery a National Literacy Trust award.

Time to talk with your chatterboxes

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  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Nurseries, playgroups and primary schools are being invited to register and get involved in the annual Chatterbox Challenge by I CAN, running early in 2011.

Funny books awards

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  • Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates, (pictured), is the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 for books for children from birth to six.

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