Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' in early year

18th Jul 2016
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.