Boys ‘twice as likely to fall behind girls’ in early year

BBC News Education – Boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to have fallen behind by the time they start school, a report says.  Save the Children says a quarter of boys in England – 80,000 – started reception class struggling to speak a full sentence or follow instructions.

Save the Children – THE LOST BOYS: How boys are falling behind in their early years.

University of Bristol – Understanding the Gender Gap in Literacy and Language Development.

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