Society-wide mission to boost early literacy and communication

Families will get ideas on how to use everyday opportunities, like going to the shops and playing make-believe games, as part of a relentless society-wide effort to improve the early literacy and language skills in the years before children start school. GOV.UK reports

Today (2 July 2019) the Education Secretary Damian Hinds will:

  • launch a new three year ‘Hungry Little Minds’ campaign to give parents access to video tips, advice and suggested games to help with early learning;
  • announce up to 1,800 new school-based nursery places, to be created in disadvantaged areas so more children can access high-quality early education, backed by a £22 million investment; and
  • set out the criteria for high quality educational apps that parents can use with their children, including promoting interactive learning and play.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: “Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life but not everyone has family support at hand and there is no manual telling us how to do everything right.

“The only way we are going to solve this is through a relentless focus on improving early communication. So today, we’re launching a society-wide drive with new nursery places, support from business and steps to make learning easier in the home – to improve early learning across the country.”

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