Lighting up young brains

How parents, carers and nurseries support children’s brain development in the first five years

March 2016


Lighting Up Young Brains looks at the science behind young children's brain development and its relationship to children's language development.

It shows how parents, carers and early years workers can support this process - with a set of top tips for parents on how to 'help build your child's brain'.

The briefing makes a recommendation to the government to support young children's language development by ensuring every nursery in England is led by an early years teacher by 2020.


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