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  • user warning: UPDATE command denied to user '408302_semagad'@'10.187.244.83' for table 'cache_filter' query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>This week has just disappeared, and that is partly because I had meetings every evening.  I was flagging by Thursday and was keen to just go home, put my slippers on and watch <a href=\"http://www.itv.com/essex/episodes/the-only-way-is-marbs/\" target=\"_blank\">The Only Way is Marbs</a>.  Instead I went to the launch dinner of <a href=\"http://socialbusinessint.com/\" target=\"_blank\">Social Business International</a>, and talked about social finance, loans, debt and banks using their balance to leverage more money. It’s a very pertinent issue for anyone wanting to grow their business. Getting capital is not easy.</p>\n<p>On the train home, I spotted an article by <a href=\"http://www.booktrust.org.uk/\" target=\"_blank\">BookTrust</a> which again points to the <a title=\"Parents failing to read stories to babies as TV takes first place\" href=\"http://www.standard.co.uk/news/get-london-reading/parents-failing-to-read-stories-to-babies-as-tv-takes-first-place-7850886.html\" target=\"_blank\">important cognitive benefits</a> children gain if their parents read them a bedtime story. Supporting learning in the home is something I am very keen to help make happen.  At <a href=\"www.leyf.org.uk\" target=\"_blank\">LEYF</a> we are examining every step to this at the moment, so we can have a set of measurable inputs that will give us a set of equally measurable outcomes, and so show that by doing certain activities we will support the home learning bridge, to and from nursery.</p>\n<p>Doing this is particularly important if we are to get value for money from the two year old programme. It is our tax after all, so we want it to be well used: every child who has the cosy experience of having a bedtime story, snuggled up with their Mum or Dad, instead of having a DVD stuck on the TV is a success. (When I babysit my nephew, we have to negotiate anything between 5 and 25 books; there is only so much <a href=\"http://www.thomasandfriends.com/uk/\" target=\"_blank\">Thomas the Tank Engine</a> and the Fat Controller a girl can take!)</p>\n<p>Finally, I was reminded how easily labels are applied, and so much harder to remove. (Just think about the dreadful term NEET.) So the Daily Mail surpassed itself this week when it asked you to check <a href=\"http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2155489/Is-child-psychopath-Its-common-think--spot-danger-signs-young-three.html\" target=\"_blank\">Is your child a psychopath?</a>  The journalist had clearly been freaked out by <a href=\"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilda_Swinton\" target=\"_blank\">Tilda Swinton</a> in the film <a href=\"http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1242460/\" target=\"_blank\">We Need To Talk About Kevin</a>. 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On 15 June 2012 - 8:46am

This week has just disappeared, and that is partly because I had meetings every evening.  I was flagging by Thursday and was keen to just go home, put my slippers on and watch The Only Way is Marbs.  Instead I went to the launch dinner of Social Business International, and talked about social finance, loans, debt and banks using their balance to leverage more money. It’s a very pertinent issue for anyone wanting to grow their business. Getting capital is not easy.

On the train home, I spotted an article by BookTrust which again points to the important cognitive benefits children gain if their parents read them a bedtime story. Supporting learning in the home is something I am very keen to help make happen.  At LEYF we are examining every step to this at the moment, so we can have a set of measurable inputs that will give us a set of equally measurable outcomes, and so show that by doing certain activities we will support the home learning bridge, to and from nursery.

Doing this is particularly important if we are to get value for money from the two year old programme. It is our tax after all, so we want it to be well used: every child who has the cosy experience of having a bedtime story, snuggled up with their Mum or Dad, instead of having a DVD stuck on the TV is a success. (When I babysit my nephew, we have to negotiate anything between 5 and 25 books; there is only so much Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller a girl can take!)

Finally, I was reminded how easily labels are applied, and so much harder to remove. (Just think about the dreadful term NEET.) So the Daily Mail surpassed itself this week when it asked you to check Is your child a psychopath?  The journalist had clearly been freaked out by Tilda Swinton in the film We Need To Talk About Kevin. So take heed and watch how we throw around the terms ’2 year-olds from disadvantaged families’; we are already sticking a label on children who are little more than babies. No amount of soaking in hot water will remove that label if its stuck on at two.

Filed under: Early Years Tagged: Banks, Disadvantage, Funding, Home Learning, Parents, Reading, Two Year-Olds