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Early bird catches the words

How do we ensure that all children grow into readers for life - whatever their experiences before they start school? What do we do for a child like John, who at three years old is already 24 million words, 1,675 story hours and three years of praise behind Jessica? Ruth explains that John is running fast to catch up with his peers. “He needs lots of stories, lots of high quality dialogue in very small groups, and someone to teach him to read – quickly.

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