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How mothers’ songs give girls a head start: Boys are more likely to fall behind in basic language skills because they play sports instead of listening to nursery rhymes

The Daily Mail UK – Eleanor Harding

“Girls have better literacy skills before they start school because mothers are more likely to sing nursery rhymes to them while boys play sports, a report has found. Boys are almost twice as likely as girls to fall behind in basic language skills by the time they start school, the new research revealed. The report by charity Save the Children found that pre-school girls and boys do the same amount of literary based activities, such as using the library and reading books.”(more)

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