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Talking helps

More than half of children in some areas of the UK are starting school without the basic language abilities to learn and make friends, says the charity I Can. A telephone poll of 1,004 adults showed only 32 per cent spent more than two hours a day talking to the children in their families.

The charity's Make Chatter Matter campaign highlights the importance of developing children's communication skills during early years.

www.ican.org.uk

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