Early language skills: The role of the home learning environment and emerging insights into the impact of the pandemic

Added 25 Apr 2022
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Children’s literacy development begins long before formal schooling, with parents and the home environment exerting important influences on the development of their children’s language skills. A focus on the early years and the home learning environment of children is therefore crucial to ensure that they get the best possible foundation for their literacy skills.

This report was commissioned by Paramount as part of a wider partnership between the National Literacy Trust and Blue’s Clues & You!. It synthesises information from existing literature, survey data of parents and evaluation data from our Early Words Together programme to provide insight into the importance of the home learning environment and early language skills.