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Learning to read starts earlier than you might think: five tips from an expert

By Karen Boardman, Head of Department, Early Years Education, Edge Hill University
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Learning to read does not begin when a child puzzles over the words in a book for the first time.

In the early weeks of their lives and even before birth, babies are skilfully processing important information about the sounds they hear. They are attuning to tones, patterns of language and distinguishing their own familiar adults’ voices. Making sense of sounds, patterns, words and sentences are important skills that will help…The Conversation

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