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Good home learning in early years boosts your secondary school achievements

PHYS.ORG – Staff Writer

The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child’s early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, according to a new study published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement. This research shows pre-schoolers whose parents regularly read and talked about books with them scored better on math tests at age 12. The study, lead by Dr. Simone Lehrl of the University of Bamberg, is one of the first to provide detail on the importance of early years home learning on children’s development up to early adolescence. (more)

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