The DFE has recently launched their Hungry Little Minds campaign. Below is a quick summary of the campaign:

“Improving early communication, language and literacy
development is a key priority for the government
and a cornerstone of building a country that works
for everyone.
Some of the poorest children in the UK start school
months behind their peers and the gap can grow
through their school years. Children with poor
vocabulary skills at age five may be up to twice
as likely to be unemployed in their 30s.
In July 2018, the Secretary of State for Education
announced the government’s ambition to halve in ten
years the proportion of children who finish reception
year without the communication, language and literacy
skills they need to thrive.
As a result, the Department for Education is launching
Hungry Little Minds – a new three-year campaign to
encourage parents to engage in activities that support
their child’s early learning and help set them up for
school and beyond.”
To find out more, follow this link.
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