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Child Development

Early Years Foundation Stage

Understanding Child Development for Children 0-6 Years - mobile learning app

This free resource was developed by Northern Ireland Social Care Council, Queens University of Belfast and the University of Ulster. It provides information on child developmental norms of birth to six-year-olds.

Lighting up young brains: How parents, carers and nurseries support children's brain development in the first five years (Save the Children, April 2016)

The briefing explains that the experiences and environments that support early language and brain development are critical, and identifies parents and carers as having the biggest influence on their child's early learning.

Talking, listening and reading become such automatic processes that it's easy to take them for granted, but all these skills must be learnt. Once acquired, they open the gateway to all accumulated human knowledge, providing a fundamental basis for education and independent learning.

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Monday, 3 April, 2017
Last updated: 3 April 2017 by Barry Fong