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Reading with preschool children boosts language by eight months

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

Parents and carers who regularly read with small children are giving them a language advantage of eight months, a study shows. Led by James Law, Professor of Speech and Language Sciences in Newcastle University’s School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, a team of experts found that receptive language skills – the ability to understand information – are positively affected when pre-school youngsters read with someone who cares for them. (more)

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