COLTALE (City of London Talks and Listens Enthusiastically) aims to support all children to develop their speech, language and communication skills, and further develop close partnerships between parents and early years practitioners/teachers.
Research tells us that by:
- 22 months – a child’s development can predict outcomes at age 26.
- 2 years – 75% of a child’s brain growth has occurred.
- 4 years – the difference in the number of words different groups of children have heard can be as much as 19 million.
- 5 years – a child’s vocabulary can predict his/her educational success and outcomes at age 30.