Half of English children behind in their development

11 Feb 2011

Nearly half of children in England are not reaching what teachers consider a good level of development by the age of five, public health professionals say.

Child development experts say simple things like reading to children every day will have a positive impact on their development, this highlights the role that reading buddy and number buddy schemes can play in primary schools.

Read the full BBC story.

‘Time to Read’ literary intervention programme website.

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