Rebecca Geoghegan: When it comes to reading, three isn’t a crowd: it’s the magic number

And the threes don’t stop there… There are three inextricable strands of .  And whilst it is difficult to determine a hierarchy, I would suggest that reading is at the top of my list (although oracy comes a very close second!). Fundamentally, reading gives children the means to express their thoughts.  As the wealth of statistics […]

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The Rich Get Richer

Language is acquired through imitation. It’s kind-of obvious, but it bears thinking about: different children have different levels of vocabulary (and, indeed, different capabilities with putting that vocabulary together, AKA grammar) because of the language they have been immersed in over the length of their lives thus far. So what are we giving them to […]

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