Cutting Edge Research
Children who were taken to the library more often and owned more books at two-years-old achieved higher scores on the school assessment tests when they began primary school.
The research also showed that attending pre-school and having parents who taught them a wide range of activities had a positive effect – whereas extended exposure to television lowered their scores.
The Role of Language in Children’s Early Educational Outcomes report (published today – 30 June 2011) looks at how a child’s very early environment – before their second birthday – influences their language and school performance. Read More
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