Research and policy
An archive of policy and research summaries is below. You can also download free reports summarising our own research.
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.
19Oct2010Research: Talk To Your Baby's Face to Face research project
Talk To Your Baby has undertaken an innovative research project to identify key messages for parents and carers in relation to communicating with babies and young children, and the best way to promote these messages.
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.
08Jul2010Research: 'When does the music begin?'
Using the musicality/music continuum to construct musical interplay with the medically fragile newborn infant.
Talk To Your Baby commissioned research about the effects of forward-facing buggies on parent and child interaction.
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.