One in 10 parents struggle to understand the bedtime stories they read to their children, a survey by adult learning organisation Learndirect has found.
Almost a quarter (23%) skip passages they cannot read or invent words to get to the end of a sentence, the poll found. A third of parents also admit to difficulties in helping their children with their maths homework. Despite the above, the poll found that reading stories is enjoying a ... Continue reading
US and French researchers have found that the language babies hear spoken in their first six months of life leads to a preference for speakers of that language.
Television is making deprived children more materialistic, government-backed research has found.
The number of children in Britain with autism is far higher than previously thought, according to new evidence by the country's leading experts in the field.
A new study has found that imaginary friends can have a positive effect on children.
Toddlers learn their first words better from people than from television, according to new research at Wake Forest University
Napping during the day may give children sleep problems and impair mental development, research suggests.
University College's Institute of Child Health measured the height and weight of 14,000 three year olds and found 18% were overweight, and a further 5% were obese.
Toddlers are to get speech lessons in a government drive to reduce the number of children unable to talk properly by the time they start school.
Parents are being advised by experts not to give their children food containing certain additives until the results of a new study are published.
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