Early years sector other policies:
19Apr2011Policy: The EYFS review is exhilarating stuff
Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, discusses the EYFS review.
12Jan2011Research: Do Babies Learn From Baby Media?
A recently published study from the United States suggests that infants learn relatively little from DVDs which purport to teach them words.
13Dec2010Research: The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on five-year-olds and their families
This research follows up on a randomly selected group of participants from a previous study and investigates the impact of Sure Start on a range of factors, compared with a control group with similar economic and demographic characteristics but no access
13Dec2010Research: Towards universal early years provision: analysis of take-up by disadvantaged families
This study aimed to analyse how the take-up of early years provision varies by different dimensions of disadvantage and the main barriers experienced by disadvantaged families.
29Jul2010Research: Adult-child conversations and their importance to language development
This study of 275 children, aged between two months and 48 months, showed that the amount of adult-child conversation has a significant impact on children’s language development.
28Jul2010Research: The Cognitive Consequences of Early Bilingualism
This article looks at the effects of early bilingualism and shows that it can affect fundamental aspects of neural and cognitive development including self-control and knowledge acquisition.
03Jun2010A more engaged parenting style has benefits for children's development
This study looked at parent behaviour and children's development between infancy and early childhood and how these two factors vary according to socioeconomic indicators.
03Jun2010How infants recognise objects
This American study suggests that infants as young as three months treat word and tones differently as regards object categorisation.
03Jun2010Parent-training can help children's language and literacy
A recently published study found that parent-training in the three contexts studied can improve children's language and literacy.
13May2010Research: Parenting Infants and Toddlers Today
Many parents could benefit from information about the importance of reading and talking to very young babies and newborns.