Research carried out over 30 years by the Institute of Education at University College London (UCL), as reported in TES recently, has confirmed what many teachers know instinctively, that a direct link exists between vocabulary gaps and good behaviour. All of this points to the fact that it is of vital importance to help children to develop their language skills at an early age. This can “prove pivotal in dealing with problematic behaviours later on – and may ultimately mean the difference between academic success and failure”, which at the end of the day is the goal of all parts of the educational ecosystem. As with all educational challenges, early diagnosis and subsequent interventions are fundamental to helping children. What is key is that attention should be given to children “developing their vocabulary to describe their emotions”, and also “acquiring the words to access the school curriculum”. As the article concludes “parental engagement is a common starting point for schools but a concerted focus on language development, reading and writing – at the heart of that pursuit of engagement – is always a best bet”. Escudo Web´s classroom management solutions have always made the aspect of parental interaction of great importance and teaching a child responsible attitude to and usage of technology. Access on the internet to content appropriate to a child’s age is another way to support the goals of good behaviour and a positive vocabulary.


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