The phrase ‘word gap’ describes how children with a more limited vocabulary than others are disadvantaged in many ways. Created in collaboration with Oxford University Press, ‘Closing the word gap: reading at home’ focuses on how parents and carers can support children’s vocabulary development at home by encouraging reading for pleasure.
Free and family-friendly
This collection of ideas and activities aims to get families reading, talking about books and sharing the pleasure of reading with each other. The approaches are simple, engaging, and parent-friendly. As James Clements declares, ‘Ultimately, reading gives children a voice of their own.’ (ibid.)