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Language Development

In England, 1 in 4 children starting primary school are behind with their level of literacy development (language, communication and literacy skills), rising to more than 1 in 3 (42%) in some areas (Department for Education, 2019).


The development of children’s spoken language underpins all areas of learning and development. Children’s back-and-forth interactions from an early age form the foundations for language and cognitive development. The number and quality of the conversations they have with adults and peers throughout the day in a language-rich environment is crucial. By commenting on what children are interested in or doing, and echoing back what they say with new vocabulary added, enables you to build children’s language effectively.(Department for Education, 2021)


Tiny Happy People is a fantastic site for lots of fun activities to try as well as ideas and help and advice


Tiny Happy People is a fantastic site where you can find lots of fun activities to try, ideas, help and advice.