Did you know that the brain develops faster between the ages of zero and three than at any other time! We have welcomed the recent policy focus on foundation learning, and in this newsletter, Wordworks adds to the discussions by looking specifically at early language and literacy learning at school and at home. In Point of View, Shelley O’Carroll makes an urgent appeal for a change to early literacy research agendas. “To find solutions to our literacy problems, we must start looking for the roots of literacy in the years from birth to six.”As usual, in this newsletter we also have practical advice for parents and caregivers, interesting information, and dates you may want to diarise.

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